Monday, August 3, 2020

Why You Need Your School Librarian

Think about the “Like” button on Facebook. With just one push of a button, people are able to communicate a great deal of information....
Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Faye Smith of Campbell County Middle School, Kentucky Teacher of the Year Sarah Reed of Field Elementary School (Jefferson County) and Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Joshua Underwood of Mason County High School were presented with their awards at the Capitol. Photo by Amy Wallot, Oct. 23, 2014

Kentucky Teacher of the Year makes school an adventure

Sarah Reed, the 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and the state's top middle and high school teachers share an attribute: They want to help others.
The 24 teachers from across Kentucky selected as 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards winners were recognized at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort Oct. 20. Joshua DeWar of Engelhard Elementary (Jefferson County), from left, was named the 2016 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Karen Mallonee of College View Middle School (Daviess County) was named the 2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year and Ashley Lamb-Sinclair of North Oldham High School was selected as the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt, far right, and said Sam Mitchell, senior vice president of Ashland and president of Valvoline, congratulated the winners. Photo by Jennifer Ginn, Oct. 20, 2015

Kentucky Teacher of the Year remains a student at heart

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair didn’t realize it at first, but she discovered she was “one of those people who was just born to teach.”

An open letter to Terry Holliday, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education

Dear Commissioner, It’s good to be back in the Bluegrass! I just returned from Dallas, where I participated in the Council of Chief State School...

Collaboration, not competition, will lead to student success

Over the past few months, I’ve grown pretty accustomed to phone interviews. I’ve also discovered an interesting phenomenon that typically occurs during these interviews....
Kimberly Shearer

Zombies, teaching and Kentucky education’s bright future

I just spent the past hour looking for zombie movie clips on YouTube. My English III students are studying allegory, and I found an...

Differentiating to meet students’ needs

By Sarah Reed Each year students enter my classroom with different levels of knowledge and individual learning styles. Not all students learn instructional content in...

‘Our success, and our students’, depends upon our ability to adapt and grow.’

Last month, I was in Frankfort serving as Grand Marshal in Governor Steve Beshear’s inaugural parade. I was honored to represent Kentucky teachers on...

Through collaboration, teachers become leaders

Recently I was asked to be a part of a discussion panel on teacher leadership, and in an attempt to prepare for the panel,...

True learning is not measured only with a bubble sheet

A minute per question. That’s the time I was given to answer 120 multiple-choice questions on my Praxis test this morning.