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 […]

Making Waves in South Sudan

By Leah Slucher Leah Slucher is the library media specialist at Schaffner Traditional Elementary School. She also serves as a JCPSForward Building Ambassador for the school. Follow her on Twitter @schaffnerlmc. The 5th-grade students at Schaffner Traditional Elementary recently read the book A Long Walk to Water by […]

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 […]