Sherri Michalowski, this week’s Educator of the Week, believes in helping her students develop their own voices as global citizens. Her impactful and well-received lesson about where t-shirts come from was inspired by a question she herself didn’t know the answer to. Sherri is a teacher consultant for the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance and teaches 8th grade social studies at Wisconsin Hills Middle School in Brookfield, … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Where did all this stuff come from?!
Ali McMillan, this week’s Educator of the Week, has taught middle schoolers of multiple cultural backgrounds on three different continents. Inspired by her diverse teaching experiences, Ali encourages her students to consider multiple perspectives, points of view, and social stereotypes in order to reach a deeper understanding in and out of the classroom. Currently she is an English teacher at West Feliciana Middle School in … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Experiencing a Fictional Character’s Perspective
Becky Collins, this week’s Educator of the Week, created a gardening program for her kindergarten students, teaching them about where food comes from and how it’s grown. Through this project, Becky has convinced her pickiest eaters to try broccoli, and in the process she has changed the way they learn new skills. She is a kindergarten teacher at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and has … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Kinder-Gardening Leads to Growth
Becky Deehr, this week’s Educator of the Week, is a life science teacher for 7th grade girls. She created an impactful, low-maintenance project that fused art and science, recognized female environmentalists, and inspired her students to fight for what they believe in. Becky teaches at Hutchison School in Memphis, Tennessee. What drew you to being a teacher, and why did you choose to teach at … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Female Environmental Superheroes
Karlee Jewell, this week’s Educator of the Week, is a member of the Watershed Stewards Program and has worked with the California Conservation Corps as well as National Geographic’s BioBlitz events. She believes in the importance of diversity, coexistence between humans and wildlife, and making the outdoors accessible and fun. As a participant in the California Conservation Corps, you’ve had the opportunity to work on … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Celebrating Diversity and the Outdoors