Behind the classroom: A team and village

Posted Feb 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM | “It takes a village to raise a child.” To some, the familiar adage is a cliché. To me, it’s a relevant depiction of our leadership team’s support ... continue reading

Sarasota teacher: A love of learning lasts forever

Posted Feb 11, 2020 at 9:53 AM | One of my greatest joys over 35 years of teaching has been introducing students to the joy of learning. In the first few years of schooling, students ... continue reading

Wanted: Impactful teachers to balance needs of today’s students

Posted Feb 4, 2020 at 7:11 PM | North Port High School teacher Flint Shoop says instructing is a constant balancing act to hone an approach that resonates with kids and prepares and motivates them ... continue reading

#MeToo, Fake News, Quid Pro Quo, Brexit, Coronavirus

Posted: SATURDAY FEB 1, 2020 |  Did I catch your attention? In these busy days, many people find it convenient to rely on favorite pundits who digest the news overload and provide their interpretations in ... continue reading

Aligned for Talent Podcast: Dr. Suzanne Burke

CareerSource Suncoast Aligned for Talent Podcast | Chris Laney interviews Dr. Suzanne Burke, the Senior Director of College, Career and Life Readiness at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. Leaning on both Dr. Burke’s experience ... continue reading

The Promise of Positive Teaching

Posted Jan 30, 2020 at 7:20 PM | Sometimes, hearing that they can make different choices is an eye-opener that motivates students to keep working to better themselves. “Good morning! Have a great day today!” ... continue reading

Sarasota County Teacher: Communal Learning promotes real-world success

Posted: 6:10am 1/22/2020 Venice High teacher says his approach allows students to engage in team-based projects that build their confidence and prepare them for teamwork in future jobs and college group projects. “What is a ... continue reading

Teacher: Building connections grows confidence in math and life

Posted Jan 14, 2020 at 8:25 AM  | Some students come into my classroom with their body language and expressions broadcasting a dislike of math. In their minds, they have failed before the first assignment. ... continue reading

Teacher: Balancing fun and study yields classroom innovations

Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM Ali Binswanger, a third grade gifted teacher at Lakeview Elementary and a 2020 Sarasota County Schools District Ignite Innovation Teacher of the Year, says learning can be rigorous ... continue reading


Posted December 31, 2019 at 11:57 AM At the dawn of 2020, Education Foundation of Sarasota County President Jennifer Vigne offers some life advice drawn from 43 amazing local teachers. With the dawning of 2020, ... continue reading


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