A Teacher’s Self-Care Guide

by Shannon Stone shannon.stone@jefferson.kyschools.us Passionate teachers pour themselves into their work, often at the cost of their own families. They give up Sunday night dinners in order to create engaging lesson plans. They are digging through Pinterest and engaging in Twitter Chats outside of the school day. They […]

An Opportunity of a Lifetime

by Johanna Parr Klondike Lane Elementary   johanna.parr@jefferson.kyschools.us When someone asks, “What do you do for a living?” many professionals reply with a simple explanation. An artist says, “I create vivid paintings,” a writer boasts, “I produce engaging novels,” and a musician asserts, “I conceive unforgettable symphonies.” When a teacher is asked the same question, the answer is not quite as simple. Teachers […]

The Fish Who Climbed Trees

rachel.klein@jefferson.kyschools.us @RAKlein6 I’ve always been a good worker bee. I like having an assigned job, I enjoy a deadline, I love making lists, and I love to cross things off those lists even more. I like to score student assignments and put them in the gradebook right away […]

CReATE Student Agency

donna.neary@jefferson.kyschools.us Twitter: @DonnaMNeary a·maz·ing, adjective – causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing; startlingly impressive, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping.  Synonyms: astounding, breathtaking, remarkable, phenomenal, extraordinary, incredible. The first days of the 2017-2018 School year have been amazing. I mean truly amazing. The rolling out of the Accelerate to Graduate, or A2G, […]