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.
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.
Sarah Davenport

And then suddenly … everything changed due to COVID-19

Fleming County's Sarah Davenport shares how COVID-19 impacted her senior year and she learned to cope with the changes.
Erin Ball, Kentucky’s 2020 Teacher of the Year

Dear Kentucky teachers, you’re doing a great job

In honor of the 2020 National Teacher Appreciation Week, Kentucky Teacher of the Year Erin Ball sends an open letter to all of the Commonwealth's educators to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘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.
Amelia Brown

Being a teacher means continuing to learn

Kenton County's Amelia Brown says pursuing National Board certification is a major investment of time and resources, but teachers and students benefit by trying to stretch their abilities.
Belinda Furman

Conferring 101

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

Rethinking Appalachia

Anji Davidson shares how the Kentucky Appalachian Teacher Network can help teachers in Eastern Kentucky break down the walls between districts in the region.
Molly Greer

A vocabulary based solution for all learners

Former Boone and Oldham County teacher Molly Greer shares how she used functional vocabulary boards to help her students become more verbal.