Dayna Burke

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Sahuarita Unified School District

Sahuarita, Arizona

Dayna Burke is a 2014 Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence for the Arizona Educational Foundation. Burke teaches first grade at Sahuarita Primary School in the Sahuarita Unified School District.

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Posted Feb. 29, 2016

Hey, New Teacher, We Want to Help You #TeachStrong

I see you, New Teacher. I see you scurry through the door each morning, loaded down like a pack mule…

By Dayna Burke

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Posted Dec. 28, 2015

How This Arizona Teacher Is Building a Solid Foundation of Understanding for Her Students

The shift from Arizona’s former content standards to the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards has been an exciting journey…

By Dayna Burke

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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