Thursday, July 9, 2020

Momentum is growing for teacher leadership

Leadership can take many forms. It can be take charge or by example. It can be a position or an attitude. It can be...
Holly Bloodworth

Hello, My Name Is…

Teachers today have many names; we are probably called many names too, but what I am talking about are all the roles we have...
Holly Bloodworth, the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, discusses bats with her students as a part of a lesson involving informational texts at Murray Elementary School (Murray Independent). Photo by Amy Wallot, Oct. 28, 2013

Ready or not

  Being named the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year is sure to be one of the most exciting professional times of my life. I...
The State Teachers of the Year Class of 2013 held their final dinner in Princeton, N.J., earlier this month. Submitted by Kristal Doolin.

2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year bids farewell after ‘defining, incredible year’

In my first article last year, I used the word “surreal” more than once to describe being named 2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year....

To “Think Anew…One Day at a Time”

In his second annual message to Congress in December 1862 Abraham Lincoln wrote, “The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise...

Plug into learning

By the time this article is posted online, I will have already welcomed my new students, established rules and routines, and set them up...
Kristal Doolin

Inspiring one another to stick our necks out

Over the years, I’ve used many methods to learn about my students, but really feel like I found the perfect match with my introduction letter assignment.
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.

Beyond Appreciation

I recently returned from “Washington Recognition Week” in our nation’s capital and all I can say is that I wish every teacher across Kentucky could be doted on as I and my fellow State Teachers of the Year were during this week.

Reeling in Greatness

Mark Twain said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you...