Woodland High School’s 600-plus students rose to their feet and cheered as beloved teacher Meghan Hatch-Geary was honored in a surprise ceremony announcing Connecticut’s 2020 Teacher of the...
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In ways big and small, many Connecticut schools are celebrating Halloween today. Here are just a few of the fun activities and costumes making it a special day for students.
— Jessica-Lynn Johnson (@MrsJohnsonFHS) October 31, 2019
— Derby Middle School (@DerbyMiddle_CT) October 31, 2019
Teachers are a selfless group who choose their profession because of a love for children and teaching, not for any expectation of accolades or honors. And that makes those times teachers are recognized and have a chance to be in the spotlight all the more special.
Berlin social studies teacher Dr. David Bosso had a student finishing a quiz at the end of the school day today and was afraid he was going to be late for a faculty meeting. When he arrived just in time he was surprised to see his colleagues joined by a number of special guests, and to learn that what he thought was a routine meeting was in fact a celebration in his honor.
Bosso, Connecticut’s 2012 Teacher of the Year, is one of only five 2019 inductees into the National Teacher Hall of Fame. Read more
Teachers have a lot to say on issues from their pensions to classroom safety this legislative session, which is why local associations around Connecticut are meeting with their legislators and making their voices heard.
“Politicians make decisions that affect our students and our profession,” says Hamden Education Association Vice President David Abate. “Sitting back and waiting isn’t a solution. I don’t like politics, but for legislators to know what’s going on in our schools they have to hear from teachers.” Read more
“My favorite thing about teaching in a public school is that I get to meet people from all walks of life,” says Bridgeport teacher and 2019 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Sheena Graham.
Why public schools? “Every child deserves an education, and public schools are the best way to provide that education,” says Marlborough teacher David Wasserman.
Graham, Wasserman, and other teachers who took part in a recent CEA TV commercial share why public schools are so important and what learning in a diverse environment offers their students.
There’s a crisis of disrupted learning not just in Connecticut, but across the U.S., and the Oregon Education Association today released a report on the conditions students and educators are facing in schools.
Some Oregon teachers talked to a local news station about the disruptions they face daily.
Teachers in Connecticut experience many of these same situations, but legislators are unaware of the severity and pervasiveness of the problem.
Share your own story (anonymously if you so choose) to make legislators aware of the need for action to make classrooms safe for all students and teachers.
A teacher’s good work often shines in her students, and for Windsor High School choral director Tracee White, the product of her hard work now shines on television.
White is the former teacher of rising star Kymberli Joye, a current finalist on NBC’s television reality competition The Voice. Joye’s vocal talents have landed her a spot in the top 10 on the program, which airs Mondays and Tuesdays.
White, who taught Joye for four years and learned that her protégé was auditioning for the show earlier this year, has been following her former student’s successes, even incorporating her progress into lessons for her choir classes.
“I make it educational,” White says, adding that she shows each performance to her classes. “They write reflections and critiques on the vocal performances. They look forward to that every week.”
An added bonus was when her star student was able to visit Windsor High School recently to share her experiences on The Voice—a huge morale-booster for current students.
Many schools around Connecticut are closed tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day, which is why schools around the state honored Veterans and taught students about their service on Friday. From school-wide assemblies to classroom visits by students’ family members who are Veterans, below are some of the ways schools have been honoring Veterans.
— Alcott Elementary (@AlcottAllStars) November 9, 2018
Jeffrey brings down the house paying tribute to local veterans. Thank you for your service! pic.twitter.com/OJELQBCO3w
— Jeffrey School (@Jeffreyschool) November 9, 2018
At SNIS today, we are excited to celebrate our veterans and most importantly thank them for their service! pic.twitter.com/YHHSmdbhiN
— Sarah Noble School (@SNIS_CT) November 9, 2018
Thank a veteran today and every day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/YPJtzWiXHq
— Maura Zancan (@mlzcan) November 9, 2018
Lucky to have Mr. Dewey come talk to us about Veteran’s Day this morning! Thank you for your service!! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/TuE4ihTsfT
— LNiessing (@Miss_Niessing) November 9, 2018
Today Masuk High School recognized the contributions of our community Veterans. They presented to students, answered questions and were treated to a celebratory luncheon by our culinary arts students. pic.twitter.com/8UruFkUdBm
— Ian Lowell (@IanTLowell) November 9, 2018
We were so lucky to actually celebrate Veteran’s Day with an actual Veteran! Thank you to James Dudley for visiting our and teaching us about the navy and bringing artifacts for the kids! @StrawberryIB #veteransday #thankyou #room136 #gratitude pic.twitter.com/NsSQle21Bl
— Maritza Benhiudiath (@mbenhiudiath) November 9, 2018