Thursday, June 22, 2017
Students in Whitney McWhorter’s class at Lemons Mill Elementary (Scott County) explain the responsibilities of employees serving on a marketing team. Over five weeks, the entire 2nd-grade class at the school divided into teams, such as accounting and marketing, to create a new business. Their pop-up businesses were showcased at the school's Exhibition Night in late March. Submitted photo by Rebecca Powell

Second-graders learn how to create a business

What happens when you combine six creative teachers, 150 enthusiastic 2nd-graders and a desire for project-based learning? You get six totally amazing and highly successful businesses!
This sketch shows what the Kentucky School for the Blind looked like in 1884, when the school already was 42 years old. The school is celebrating its 175th year of serving Kentucky students with visual impairments. Submitted photo

Kentucky School for the Blind celebrating 175 years of service

Each May the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) celebrates Founder’s Day, an event that commemorates its rich history of providing educational services to Kentucky students who are blind and visually impaired. This year’s event is especially significant because the school is celebrating its 175th anniversary.
Heidi Givens

Finding my new why

Frankfort Independent's Heidi Givens describes whyshe changed her teaching beliefs regarding the rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Elizabeth Lovett

Underdog – My pathway to teacher leadership

Knox County's Beth Lovett shares her story of how she became a teacher leader and how other teachers can find their own leadership path.
Kellie Jones

An apple for the teacher

Taylor County's Kellie Jones shares her thoughts about how important it is for teachers to keep their enthusiasm for education alive and well.
Kristina Slusser

Why I read to my high school students

Kenton County's Kristina Slusser shares her thoughts on why she thinks teachers shouldn't stop reading to their students once they leave elementary school.
Allison Slone and Madison Marie Ortega

Student voice: Two perspectives, one goal

Rowan County teacher Allison Slone and student Madison Marie Ortega share their thoughts on why student voice is an increasingly important factor in education in the Commonwealth.
Kellie Jones

Emotions are the hook that imbeds concepts in students’ minds

Taylor County's Kellie Jones says students may come with different experiences – and it’s important to keep up with the changing times – but connect with them on an emotional level and you will have an experience that remains embedded in their hearts and minds.
Julia Durbin Bishop

Developing professionalism and collaboration among faculty

Lee County's Julia Durbin Bishop said professional learning communities and helped teachers come together when her district merged two schools over the summer.
Tiffany Blazina

Learning lessons about teaching on the soccer field

Crittenden County's Tiffany Blazina shares how she discovered the tough lessons being taught by her daughter's soccer coach also apply to her as an educator.