From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Tina Garrett, STEM Coordinator, Garland Independent School District, Texas Some teachers are born into education; they come from a family of educators and never really could see themselves becoming anything but a teacher. Others are inspired into education; they had a teacher who was so inspirational and so
From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC Queenie Hall tried not to go into education. Sure, her mom was a teacher for more than 40 years and her sister was an educator. But Queenie wanted a different path. She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got
Last year, through my involvement with a local community group, I had the opportunity to tour a few of the technology start-up companies that have sprung up in our city. Indeed, there is a thriving culture of tech start-ups here in the heartland of the Midwest, with many of them enjoying a national and international
Much has been written about districts and schools “going 1:1,” issuing tablets, computers, or other electronic devices to every student. As the quantity of devices in the hands of students grows, many leaders like me believe these changes cannot succeed without supporting transformative change in student learning experiences. Namely, I’d like to see a focus
Think about students in special education classrooms. Perhaps you knew these kids when you yourself were in school, or through your own children’s classes. Even with this type of daily interaction, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about how to improve the ways these students learn, probably because you believe as most do, that
Times have changed. Ten years ago, in 2005, superintendents used the U.S. Postal Service to support communication and leadership. They used paper memos and inter-office envelopes and even voicemail.
“An organization can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that the people who drive that organization are striving to become better-versions-of-themselves.” – Matthew Kelly, The Dream Manager Recently I had the chance to teach students at one middle school in Alan B. Shepard Middle School. I was a 7th grade math teacher that day, and
Fueling Innovation Through A Shared Leadership Model Developing Teachers As Leaders Driving change within our schools requires skilled leadership from both administrators and teachers. How do we ensure that we have the environment and strategies in place for innovation to be successful? Join this conversation with national leaders in education about practical yet scaleable professional
Building Effective Science Practices With the 5E Model of Instruction The 5E model of instruction has long been recognized as an important model of instruction for the effective teaching of science practices in K-12. Hear from experts and a school district on how the 5E model can balance the critical thinking and problem solving skills
Building A Culture of STEM Teaching & Learning From Vision to Practice Growing consensus and shared understanding around your STEM vision, culture and curriculum can be challenging. Having a long-term plan addressing the many stakeholders involved is critical, but where should you begin?