Monday, June 1, 2020

Creating Ripples

Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Kristal Doolin, recently spoke to a group of pre-service teachers and shared advice as they prepare to enter the...

Sharing Our Stories

Charles Schulz's infamous Peanuts character Lucy Van Pelt once said, “Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.” Sorry, Lucy,...

Those who CAN, do. Those who CAN GO BEYOND, selflessly teach others.

I am a great admirer of those who came before me, and I believe there is much to be said for the wisdom of...
Kristal Doolin

Something to be thankful for this holiday season

This is a unique time of year. As I write this article, we are in the midst of Thanksgiving and heading toward the Christmas...
Kentucky 2013 Teacher of the Year Kristal Doolin laughs with her 7th-grade language arts class about how misplaced puncuation can change the meaning of a sentance at Corbin Middle School (Corbin Independent). Photo by Amy Wallot, Nov. 8, 2012

“Surreal” Can Hardly Describe It

“Surreal” — that is the word I found myself saying over and over last month as I stood in the Capitol Rotunda before my...

2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year bids farewell

So this is it — my last column as the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. I have to admit I delayed the writing...

Teachers are about making opportunities and destinations

In August, Kentucky Teacher of the Year and Boone County High School teacher Kimberly Shearer was invited to speak to the new teachers in...

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,...

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....

Teachers need to support each other

When she was named the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by President Obama, California English teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki said, "I am not the...