Thursday, July 9, 2020

The power is in the classroom: Welcome!

By Sarah Reed sarah.reed@jefferson.kyschools.us When I learned that I was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year, there were only two words to describe how I felt:...

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.
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.

Summer theater project has Kentucky Teacher of the Year believing

Teachers often jokingly say that their favorite things about teaching are June, July, and August. Of course this is not true because every teacher...

Teacher of the Year experience inspiring

What an amazing experience it has been to represent teachers throughout the commonwealth as the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. I really did...
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.
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...
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...
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...

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...