London Elementary School (Laurel County) students are in for a terrific treat this year. Students in pre-K through 5th grade are being introduced to a reboot of their Positive Behavioral Intervention System mascot, Tippy the Tiger.
The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies look very different from the old ones. Perhaps the most notable change is the new emphasis on Kentucky studies, a subject once relegated to 4th grade but now addressed in every K-12 classroom.
Jefferson County's Torri Lee Martin says using the workshop model for professional development can lead to more effective learning and more satisfied teachers.
The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education's Leigh Cocanougher explains how environmental education may be a tool to help reduce the number of students scoring Novice on statewide testing.
Jefferson County's Andrew Waterhouse explains how project-based learning can fit into the Advanced Placement curriculum and get students more engaged.
You may have noticed that people are more skeptical about the value of college than they used to be. As president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education, I challenge this notion and assure you that your college education was worth it.
During the past 25 years, the use of children’s literature as a context for teaching mathematical language has become a popular classroom practice and has been accompanied by an explosion in the number of children’s books that have been written specifically for such use.
As a freshman in college, I remember being mesmerized by a young artists and repertoire executive named Sean “Puffy” Combs from Uptown Records. While Puffy can take credit for reconstructing the remix, Obasi Shaw and A.D. Carson, two young African American scholars, can be credited with the modernizing and remixing of the traditional essay.
Marion County's Dana Lee Thomas explains how a new program set up by a group of Hope Street Fellows is designed to provide the support new teachers need.
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.