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US Teacher Wins Global Teacher Prize

When the Varkey Foundation launched the Global Teacher Prize, their idea was to create the equivalent of a “Nobel Prize” for teaching.  They believe that no system of education can be better than it’s teachers, and they’re working to increase...

Georgia Marketing TOY

The GMEA has announced its 2014 Teachers of the Year. Cindy Bazell, of Brookwood High School has taken top honors in the  Georgia Marketing Education Association‘s competition.  In the ten years since Bazell has taught in the Gwinnett County Public School...

Something to Sing About (video)

About 200 people got together at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City to honor Meredith Ziegler, 26, as Oklahoma City Public School‘s Teacher of the Year. The vocal music teacher at Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School has something new to sing about: a...

Touchdown for Teachers (video)

This year’s  Touchdown for Teachers grand prize winner was Jeff Dinse, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at North Park Junior High School.  The Union-Sun & Journal (Lockport, NY) reports that Mr. Dinse had produced a video that celebrates the cultural...

Princeton to Honor Four Secondary Teachers

From Princeton University’s Office of Communications: Princeton University will honor four exceptional New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2014 Commencement on Tuesday, June 3. This year’s honorees are Christa Cordes, East Side High School, Newark;...

Oscars of Teaching

They call it the “Oscars of Teaching”.  Since 1985 the Milken Family Foundation has awarded the Milken Educator Award to celebrate outstanding teachers.  The Foundation’s website explains that — unlike most teacher recognition programs —...

Fishman Prize Winners Announced

Out of more than 820 applicants, only four teachers across the country have been awarded the 2014 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.  They are: Kelly Zunkiewicz Earl J. Lennard High School Tampa, FL Laura Strait Aspire ERES Academy Oakland, CA Michael...

Teachers Honored at Florida History Fair

Teachers and students alike were recognized May 6th for their outstanding contributions to the study and analysis of history.  The Florida History Fair announced the following winners: TEACHERS: Melissa Robertson, Teacher of Merit Award Ms. Robertson teaches European...

51 NC Teachers Win Fellowships

The Kenan Fellow Program at North Carolina State University has announced its 2014-15 winners.  Fifty-one teachers, from across the state, will spend five weeks of their summer working with engineering and technology experts.  The teachers will then use their...
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Students Become Millionaires (sort of)

For the past three years, Hemlock Elementary School, in Fontana, CA, has encouraged their students to read at least a million words. Students must past a computerized test when they finish reading a book. After passing the test, the number of words in that book are...

2014 Florida History Fair Winners Announced

Each year since 1988 the Museum of Florida History sponsors the Florida History Fair.  Students in grades 6-12 researched the given theme, using both primary and secondary sources and presented their findings in a variety of ways, including written papers, exhibits,...

If I Were Mayor, I Would…

Every year, the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Maryland Mayors’ Association (MMA) invite fourth grade students to write an essay explaining what they would do if they were Mayor.  The “If I Were Mayor, I Would…” contest gives students...

TN Students Compete in Math Contest

Student representatives from six high schools gathered at Tennessee Wesleyan College for the East Tennessee Regional Math Contest.  The event, held on Thursday, April 15th, was sponsored by the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers’ Association. The college reports the...

Kids Get that First Interview

Imagine 150 middle school students dressed their best: the young men in suits and ties, while the young ladies in professional skirts and dresses.  What’s the occasion?  Why, job interviews, of course! For the past three years, Holgate Middle School, in...

Student Wins $6K in Essay Contest

The South Dakota Department of Labor Relations has awarded $6,000 to Kristie Bade of Northwestern Area High School.  The senior was the first place winner in an essay contest, funded by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust.  Her teacher, Anne Frericks won $500...
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Math Quiz: Calculus

Imagine a new TV game show called, “So You Think You Can Math”.  Well, we’ve got the next best thing. DIRECTIONS: Read the question in the picture, above, then read the clues to try to figure out the correct answer.  (All good quizzes have clear...

History Quiz: Ottoman Empire

Put your feet up, relax, and try out this quiz about the Ottoman Empire. Directions: Read the question in the picture, above, then read the clues to try to figure out the correct answer.  (All good quizzes have clear directions, right?) CLUES:  In order to hold onto...

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Achiever: Essay wins favorite teacher contest

All people need is an opportunity to talk about their favorite teachers.  You can tell us about yours by signing our “Yearbook”.  Meanwhile, the Courier-Journal has this story about a young lady who won an essay contest writing about her favorite teacher....

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