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2009 September | Minnesota Teacher of the Year
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I was just reading a newsletter from Barnett Berry, the president of the Center for Teaching Quality. I came across this powerful line from him, which deserves to be spread far and wide:
“Great teachers for the 21st century do a lot more for students than help them improve on 20th century standardized tests.”

Joy Riggs interviewed the latest three Minnesota Teachers of the Year (Amber Damm, Derek Olson, and Mike Smart) in a recent article published in Minnesota Parent magazine. The article contains a collection of tips from all three of us on how to help your children succeed in school. Enjoy the read, and thanks to Joy [...]