Showcasing STRIVE Awards Class: Meet Alfa Young Jr.

Posted May 12, 2020 at 12:02 PM | Have you ever Googled your name to see what comes up? Imagine you have worked hard and achieved success but you share the name of someone whose ... continue reading

Funny memes show serious teacher appreciation

Posted May 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM | Hilarious memes popping up on social media by quarantined homeschooling parents indicate that laughter truly is good medicine in a pandemic. “Been homeschooling a 6-year-old and 8-year-old ... continue reading

Virus exposes the best in teachers and students

David Jones, Sarasota High School Principal Posted Apr 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM | When we said goodbye to Sarasota High School students on March 11, we said, “Have a great break, wash your hands, ... continue reading


Posted Apr 21, 2020 at 8:49 AM | Some days feel like miracles and other days blur in the flurry of activity during the COVID-19 shutdown. Most importantly, every day brings surprises that amaze me, ... continue reading

Coronavirus Florida: Teacher finds value in special lessons that last beyond crisis

Posted Apr 7, 2020 at 12:43 PM | One of the first things I did when the COVID-19 school closure was announced was hop online and order a tripod to set up a video studio ... continue reading

Coronavirus Florida: ‘Kids these days’ need support, not eye rolls, to overcome crises

Posted Mar 31, 2020 at 10:49 AM | As schools across the country began to close as a precaution against COVID-19, teachers took to social media with concerns about our kids. What about the children ... continue reading

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


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