Temani F. Beck

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Mom. MS English Teacher. Technology Junkie. Rebel. Logophile. Alpha Woman. Surrogate Mom to 93. Lover. ✨🐸💋💜

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Happy, Happy Tuesday, ladies, gents, and teacher friends! 👋🏽 I have so many reasons to smile, including finding this dress. Best part: It has pockets. 🤗🤓
This is what happens when you're super excited because: 1) Your child hits his first-ever home run; 2) Your child hits the FIRST home run of the season; 3) Your child hits the game-winning home run. Yes, I'm THAT mom. 😻 This was from last weekend. #forgotIwasrecording #hisbiggestsupporter #mywholeheart #latepost
Happy Hump Day, ladies, gents, and teacher friends. 👋🏽 The 3rd quarter is officially over and I've been spending time wrapping up my grades. The end of a quarter is, of course, EVERY teacher's favorite time of the school year with our most favorite moments being the requests for make-up work and extra-credit. Yeah, NOT! Ha. Anywho, here's to the joy and sadness of moving into the 4th and final quarter. 🤗🤓
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#fourthquarter #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #teacherootd #teacherstyle #paperlessclassroom #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
Happy, Happy Monday, ladies, gents, and teacher friends! 🤗 Mondays always make me happy, mostly because it allows me to be back in our classroom with the Becksters. Testing season is upon us, so as I type, I working on a remediation plan to ensure that each student I teach experiences the joy of growth. Developing this plan is stressful and tedious work, but I love a good challenge. I’m a sixth grade teacher, but there is just something about differentiation that I love, love, love. 😻 It allows me to remediate and expand on many different levels and for that I’m grateful.
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#positivityismyfavorite #woeaintme #gettingitdone #differentiationROCKS #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #teacherootd #teacherstyle #paperlessclassroom #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
Friday morning reminder to self. Happy as heck to walk around as a melanated woman and a descendants of kings, queens, and intellectual beasts (...don’t mention the slave narrative to me. I know that part, but I’ve worked to unlearn everything I learned in social studies class—talk to me about the Moors or the original definition of American). Glad to know where I stand in the struggle. Peace, love, and HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY, ladies, gents, and teacher friends! 😘
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#lyricsaretexts #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #teacherootd #teacherstyle #paperlessclassroom #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
In a #perfectteachingworld, I’d teach this short novel about Zane Dupree and his experiences in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. We would have deep conversations about the impacts of race, class, and culture on who we are as people and how we engage, the importance of kindness and courage, and the role of family and responsibility in our everyday lives. If you have a free moment and you love #YALit, you should give it a read. It’s definitely a powerful story with interesting and dynamic characters.
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#ZaneandtheHurricane #RodmanPhilbrick #YALit #representationmatters #diversebooks #diversetextsmatter #readingmadness #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #teacherootd #teacherstyle #paperlessclassroom #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
Happy, Happy Women’s History Month! 💁🏽‍♀️
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Today was an awesome Thursday. We started our last #wolfunit text, an excerpt from White Fang. My kids were definitely excited to get back into a fictional text with all the nonfiction we’ve been studying lately.
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#blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #teacherootd #teacherstyle #paperlessclassroom #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
Just. So. We’re. Clear. 👏🏾 From @readlikearockstar: “There are too many other amazing and diverse books and authors in the world to limit my students to Dr. Seuss this week simply because it's what's always been done. Product of his time? I suppose so, but this is one teacher who won't be exposing her students to Seuss this week or any other week. #nothankyou”
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#YALit #readingmadness #blackwomenteach #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA
Definitely glad to be back at work today and what a perfect day it was. My school is recognizing #BeKindWeek; today was our official #PinkShirtDay. Today (and every day) was all about the importance of being kind, inclusive, and brave.
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With the presence of the internet, it makes it 10 times harder to “catch” bullying 100% of the time. But when teachers choose to empower kids to be shepherd of kindness, the students take ownership and do most of the “catching”. I’m honored to teach children who are unafraid to speak up, who love and show genuine concern for one another, and who add to our classroom culture of sincere inclusiveness.
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#buddiesnotbullies #pinkshirtday #choosekind #kindnessmatters #pinkshirt #bekindweek #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #iteach6th #teacherlife #teacherootd #teacherstyle #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
Here’s what happens when you’re away from school for a second day, but you really don’t want to be away. 😫 See yesterday was a Library Day, so it was kind of fine because they checked out books, read, and worked on digital class assignments, but today? Nah! I needed leadership and positive movement toward our learning target.
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What did I do? Found my Alpha wolves and let them run the place. 😻 I’m all about a good power shift in the classroom. Let the students have it, let them run it. Empowering them, doesn’t make me less powerful or less needed. This could not be happening without strong, authentic relationships AND tight, consistent procedures. Swipe ⬅️ to see the class agenda my Alpha wolves are leading today.
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On another similar note, this has definitely reassured my belief that when kids know you love and care about them, they will move mountains for you. ❤️
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#classroomprocedures #authenticrelationships #digitalclassroom #paperlessclassroom #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
I despise missing school, but I was out today because Dallas is sick. 😫😩 Still planned a lesson and posted it to our class blog like I was there AND closely watched my email to answer questions from students. Check out the announcements I left in today’s Daily Lesson.
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What’s a Daily Lesson, you ask? Each day my babies see a new Daily Lesson (yes, since August). To make their lives and mine easier, the Daily Lesson has all class announcements, notes, assignments, and absent memos for students included and can be accessed from school or home from any device by anyone (parents included... 🙌🏾). Swipe ⬅️ to see examples of the agenda and absent memo (which has pretty much eliminated the “Ms. Beck, what did I miss?” conversations).
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Why so positive? 1) I model the behaviors I want to see my students exhibiting. 2) Whenever I open my mouth at school, I am highly conscious of the effects my words can potentially have on open ears. Therefore, I frame everything positively: greetings, shoutouts (praise), redirections, and consequences. A shoutout might sound like, “Shoutout to Nia for thinking beyond 6th grade vocabulary.” Don’t get me wrong: Consequences and redirections are still delivered firmly. A consequence might sound like, “Nia, in order to help you experience more successful today, I need you to move to the seat next to Jordan. Move quickly. I don’t want you to miss anything.”
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#kindness #digitalclassroom #paperlessclassroom #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic
Happy, Happy Friday ladies, gents, and teacher friends. 👋🏾 I hope today was magical in every way. My smile is big because I finished “Zane and the Hurricane” and picked up my second #newread for Reading Madness Month. I chose “Making Bombs for Hitler” by Marsha Skrypuch.
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#YALit #readingmadness #blackwomenteach #teachermagic #2ndaryELA #iteachtoo #iteachELA #teacherootd #teacherstyle #paperlessclassroom #iteach6th #1to1classroom #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachmiddleschoolELA #melaninteachermagic