THE THINK TANK

Think Tank learns a thing or two about teaching in Arizona

Nov 12, 2021, 11:00 AM
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Teachers Beth Lewis, Raquel Mamani, and Billy Robb join the Think Tank to discuss some of the joys and frustrations of teaching.

The positives were all about the kids.

The negatives? Well, recurrent themes were micromanagement and excessive standardized testing.

But tune in and listen for yourself.

This week’s Think Tank takes you inside the classroom in terms of the perspectives of three of our teachers.

The Think Tank airs on KTAR 92.3 FM on Saturday 6-7 p.m. and Sunday 9-10 p.m.

Podcasts are available after broadcast. Older shows are archived at www.mikeoneil.org.

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Think Tank learns a thing or two about teaching in Arizona