Thursday, July 9, 2020

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...