Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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.

Where do we go from here?

Wayne County's Leah Turner has found that the closer she gets to retirement, the more she asks herself, 'Where do I go from here?' It's a question her community has been asking too.

The challenges of student choice

Boyle County Middle School teacher Danielle Burke says great things happened when she gave her students more time to ask questions.

Institute helps new teachers at priority schools find their way

Jefferson County’s new Priority Teacher Institute is designed to give practical, intensive help to new teachers going into some of the district's most challenging settings.
Kristina Slusser

What else can we expect from our children?

Kenton County's Kristina Slusser says educators need to be paying more attention to the mental health of students.
Sabrina Tackett

Opening our classrooms to career talk

Jenkins Independent's Sabrina Tackett describes how even high-achieving students can face obstacles in the classroom due to the challenges they face at home.

How I discovered the real influence of teachers

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, Kentucky's 2016 Teacher of the Year, shares what she learned about the influence of teachers during her year representing the Commonwealth.
Julia Durbin Bishop

Why inclusion matters

Lee County's Julia Bishop shares how her students with disabilities need to feel as though they belong to the larger school community.