Thursday, July 9, 2020

Differentiating to meet students’ needs

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

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...

21st-century skills need 21st-century assessment

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the 300s section of my school library. As part of my practicum experience for my Rank...

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...

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:...
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...

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...

Out of ‘nothing’ teachers are experts at seeing ‘something’

Something from nothing. It’s a phrase that comes up in my Mythology class whenever my students and I examine the creation myths of the ancient...

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...
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...