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Noah Klein

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 […]

Power in the Classroom

by Marcia Carmichael-Murphy marcia.carmichaelm@jefferson.kyschools.us “If the structure does not permit dialogue, the structure must be changed.  Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information.” -Paulo Freire Traditional school and classrooms can often be void of dialogue, either conversational or instructional. We have all seen in […]