The Gifted Student: Reflections of a Teacher

Bryan Morrison @morrisonsclass bryan.morrison@jefferson.kyschools.us Co-Author: Tiffani Morrison Calvin Coolidge is often quoted saying, “The most common commodity in this country is unrealized potential.” So how does this pertain to your classroom? Does this mean every student has to go to college? No. Does this mean that ALL students have […]

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 […]

A Teacher’s Magic Trick

by Johanna Parr johanna.parr@jefferson.kyschools.us @KlondikeMrsParr ‏ As the school year approaches, many teachers may be looking for effective ways to “magically” transform their classroom into a room full of well-behaved students.  Year after year educators attempt new systems in their classrooms such as using clothespins, traffic lights or […]