Teacher: Heroes strategy helps redirect children’s lives

Posted Mar 24, 2020 at 11:53 AM | When the teaching spark hit, I already had built a successful 25-year sales and marketing career with Fortune 500 companies. Desiring work that included more meaningful personal ... continue reading

Teacher: Keeping economics relevant in high school

Posted Mar 17, 2020 at 12:23 PM | The “dismal science.” Given the intense interest in today’s global economy, it’s hard to imagine that description sometimes was applied to economics when I started teaching 25 ... continue reading

North Port Teacher: ‘Be the Light’ in the Classroom

Posted Mar 10, 2020 at 11:37 AM | My dad’s career took him away from home for long stretches when I was a little girl, and school became my reliable constant. I knew that I’d ... continue reading

Teacher: Success in math with fun and effort

Posted Mar 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | When I’ve exhausted my repertoire of lame “dad jokes” and it’s time to check homework, I put on my lab coat that’s covered with math problems and ... continue reading

The Future of the World in My Classroom

Posted Feb 26, 2020 at 8:01 AM | Lately, we’ve seen and heard a lot about the importance of young people learning how government and political parties work. That conversation is expected in any election year, ... continue reading

GUEST EDITORIAL: The why of education: not what we can do; who we can be

Posted Feb 24, 2020 at 12:04 AM | When you think of a self-actualized person, what comes to mind? What role does education play in this development? I’ve been reflecting on these questions recently, as it ... continue reading

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


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