Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A special education teacher’s personal journey of discovery

Rowan County’s Allison Slone shares how her son’s diagnosis shaped her view of how teachers are being prepared.
Kristal Doolin

Teacher mindset can change student futures

Corbin Middle School teacher Kristal Doolin shares how changing to a growth mindset helped her reach students she previously had failed to inspire.
Stacey Russell

School counselors: A key to student success

Boone County's Stacey Russell explains how the role of school counselor has changed over the years and why it's so important for counselors to have the time to focus on student needs.
Belinda Furman

Conferring 101

Grant County's Belinda Furman explains why holding brief, regular conferences with your students provides big benefits.
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!
Stacy Crawford Bewley

Essential questions to enhance student engagement

While lesson planning, classroom management and mastery of content are significant at every level, I think most teachers would agree that student engagement is the key ingredient to the perfect school day.

Teaching students to LIFT others and themselves

Fern Creek High School teacher Stan Torzewski shares how a mentoring and leadership fellowship helps keep young men on track.

Professional learning needs to align with students’ specific needs

Summer is a time for family fun, travel, and relaxation. Many of us look forward to these months of putting aside all our teaching...

‘So, what theory are we going to test today, Dr. Gunter?’

Former laboratory technician Angela Gunter may have left the medical profession to become a teacher, but she still believes in using the best ideas from other professions to make her teaching stronger.

To meet student needs, reimagine teaching roles

Shelby County High School’s Katrina Boone shares her thoughts on how leadership opportunities help keep teachers engaged and in the classroom.