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 […]

How to Create A Classroom Culture of Deeper Learning

    by Andrew Waterhouse Ballard High School, Jefferson County Public Schools @Mr_h2ocasa A question I’ve found myself asking lately is what in education is sustainable? As most teachers have experienced, the landscape of education constantly changes. Whether it’s standards-based grading, culturally-responsive teaching, project-based learning, or personalized learning, […]

Making Time for Teacher Leadership

Melissa Shearon is a KDE Recovery Specialist, but before then, she was a JCPS teacher who participated in the Kentucky Classroom Teachers Enacting Positive Solutions action research cohort. Her story is below. If you are interested in taking part in 2018-2019, please look here for more application information […]

Do Teachers Make A Difference?

By Sheryl Woods sheryl.boyd@jefferson.kyschools.us @TeacherLadyKY I was asked, not that long ago, “Do teachers make a difference?”  The answer, to me, is obvious. Of course they make a difference. There would be minimal learning happening in schools if there were no teachers. But where exactly does the impact […]