Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson

Close the Deal helping students map college, career course

Starr Roberts is just the kind of smart young woman you’d want as a friend, a neighbor, or a coworker.  She’s a senior at...
Elementary School Teacher of the Year Heidi Givens works with 7th-grade students RayAnna Hutchins and Nycheala Smith on reading skills at College View Elementary School (Daviess County). Photo by Amy Wallot, Nov. 27, 2012

Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year ‘paying it forward’

Compassion, the concern over another person's well-being, is a character trait all teachers hope to instill in students. We give of ourselves every day,...
Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Allison Hunt reviews for a final exam with students in her AP Human Geography class at DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County). Photo by Amy Wallot, Dec. 17, 2012

Human Geography is essential to understanding our world

What is Human Geography? That is a question I am frequently asked when I tell people that I teach Advanced Placement Human Geography. I...
Heidi Givens

Questions to ponder about how best to educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students

I spent Christmas Break catching up on some professional reading. Yes, I am an incessant learner. There are so many advances in our field...
Allison Hunt

Scale up your impact

As I interact with colleagues from around the state and country, the lack of teacher involvement in education policy has become increasingly apparent. I've also...

National Deaf History Month offers opportunity to learn, share Deaf history with your students

(Editor’s note: When used as a cultural label, the word deaf is often written with a capital D in speech and sign. When used...

A Key to School Improvement: Empowering Students Beyond the Classroom

A lot of emphasis has been placed on student empowerment in the classroom, but less attention has focused on student empowerment in the school...

Communication/social needs important considerations in placement decisions

As I end my 18th year as a teacher of deaf and hard of hearing children, I have seen students educated in a wide...
Kristal Doolin

National Board Certification Impact and Rewards Continue a Decade Later

If you haven’t considered National Board Certification, I encourage you to take those first steps. I’m sure you have heard that it is difficult, but learning about the process and programs that are out there to support you before beginning can make a difference.
Spotlight

“Kentucky Teachers Rock”: The First Day of Let’s TALK

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday exclaimed “Kentucky teachers rock” during his welcoming remarks at the Let’s TALK:Conversations about Effective Teaching conference last week.