Sunday, February 25, 2018
Tags Middle school

Tag: middle school

Physical education beyond the gym

National Middle School PE Teacher of the Year finalist Angela Stark teaches her Fayette County students the skills they need to live a healthy life.

An unlikely math teacher shines as Milken award winner

Brooke Powers, a 7th-grade mathematics teacher in Fayette County, is the first Kentucky educator in three years to receive prestigious recognition.

National STEM Scholar Program accepting applications for 2018 cohort

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 cohort of the National STEM Scholar Program, an advanced professional learning program for middle school science teachers to be held June 3-9 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

Fayette County’s Brooke Powers earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Pop Quiz: When is 1 equal to 1.5 or 2? When Brooke Powers is your math teacher, because her students at Beaumont Middle School (Fayette County) show 1.5 to two years growth in math progress per year.

Inquiring minds

Boyle County schools have expanded inquiry-based learning to multiple subjects and grade levels as part of a pilot project that educators hope will help students develop critical thinking skills.

Finding the strength

Kentucky schools using the suicide prevention program Sources of Strength, which mobilizes student social networks to promote positive behaviors.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute, scheduled for July 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The workshop allows educators to discover the history behind the White House and explore how stories from the building can be used to enhance social studies classrooms.

Mindful of learning

Clark County teachers are using a curriculum designed to teach students social and emotional awareness, resilience and how to embrace a calm focus for learning.

New resource available about classroom climate for math learning

Inside Mathematics is a hub of resources for educators around the world who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction they can for their students.

Practices for simply solving pesky probability problems in grades 6-12

The University of Louisville's Susan A. Peters describes how hypothetical 1,000 tables can help students discover the sometimes-confusing rules of probability.