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Featured Teacher of the month Sheri Finklea

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These articles are meant to spotlight excellent teachers with whom I've had the good fortune to discuss education and their unique perspectives, and yet I so often commit the sin of talking about myself. So here we go again...

On the path to career piloting many spend time as an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. To earn that certificate you have to learn to teach after having learn...


Featured Teacher Meghan Lanouette - August 2019

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In each conversation I’m noticing a similar pattern, which is somewhat attributable to the line of questioning:

Why did you become a teacher?

I've known for a long time that I wanted to work with kids.

Why did you become the kind of teacher you are?

Well I just sort of arrived there.

How did that happen?

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  • Featured Teacher Karlee Hunt - July 2019

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    Karlee Hunt has taught the third graders at Little Elementary in the Denver suburb of Arvada, CO for four years. The school is named for John R. Little, who neither of us know much about, but it’s also actually somewhat little and even shrunk a bit last year. The district opted to move sixth grade students and teachers into middle school. Change is stressful but necessary for evoluti...


    Featured Teacher Tammy Johnson - June 2019

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    Tammy originally wanted to teach history, but there were no vacancies. In preparation for the open position in Special Education, she completed two post-secondary courses and dove into an unexpected passion. She didn’t rate it out loud to me, as such, but she is so obviously into teaching, and improving at teaching, and succeeding at teaching, and candidly offering her affinity for teachi...


    Thank you, Educators – We Appreciate You!

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    For opening your classroom doors every day and unlocking students’ potential – we thank you.

    For sharing your wisdom with students while they share their germs with you - we thank you.

    From teaching students how to compute complex math equations to showing them that they count – we thank you.

    For awakening hearts and inspiring minds – we tha...