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 […]

NGSS 3-Dimensional Wave Riding

by Chelsea Haynes chelsea.haynes@jefferson.kyschools.us @MrsHaynesSci   As I sat among fellow teachers at a KDE Through Course Task Analysis session, Dr. Stephen Pruitt popped in to speak with us.  He gave us this courageous charge: “Teachers, it’s time to take back your classrooms!” He later mentioned that the […]

The Hate You Give

by Aven Cook jazmine.anderson@jefferson.kyschools.us @AvenCook This summer I was able to read a young adult novel written by Angie Thomas titled The Hate U Give. I discovered it last school year when one of my freshman did a book talk on it as her independent reading project. My […]

CReATE Deeper Learning Opportunities

donna.neary@jefferson.kyschools.us @DonnaMNeary My summer – like many of yours – has been one of ongoing professional development. When asked by friends and family if I was enjoying my summer, I offer a resounding yes.  I am thoroughly enjoying having the time to take part in a variety of […]