Mark Pierce Asks His Ringgold High Students to "Wow" Him
Mark Pierce wants his English classroom to reflect his welcoming personality. So, he covered up the gray concrete walls with decorations, that give the room a warm coffee shop feel. The relaxed setting helps students open up. Video Video
Melissa Rettig Uses Conservation to Encourage Students to Learn More About Their World
Whether its before or after school, or even on a weekend, Melissa Rettig stands ready to help students expand their understanding of the world. Her interest in conservation prompted students to plan a campus clean up for earth day. Video Video
Holly Bryan Teaches Students They Can at Pelham Elementary
Holly Bryan likens her class to the book "The Little Engine That Could." While she hasn't banned the word "can't" from her classroom, she rarely ever allows its use. Video Video
Shelby Pompora Wants Her Spring City Students To Feel Positive About School
Shelby Pompora wants all of her students at Spring City Elementary to have positive feelings about school. She rewards positive behavior in the classroom and goes the extra mile to make sure kids understand learning is fun. Video Video
Stephen Stacy Builds on What Students Know at Beaverdale Elementary
Stephen Stacy really enjoys being a teacher. While working at a recreational day camp, he discovered the spark students get when they learn something new. Now, the Beaverdale Elementary school teacher uses what they know to ignite learning. Video Video
Jesse Hillis Wants to Make Science Stick for Signal Mountain Students
Jesse Hillis' father was an educator and mother worked in a school. But he fought becoming a teacher for several years. Hillis figured out it was part of his genetic make-up while working with at-risk youth. Now he's in the classroom where he belongs. Video Video
Tracy Sodergren Uses Current Events to Connect Students to History
How do you get students to connect to history? Tracy Sodergren relates it to something they know, like a story in the news dealing with the recession. But, this Hunter Middle School teacher also wants her students to learn how to interact with others. Video Video
Math Teacher Mark Miles Knows the Right Formula to Connect with Students.
When it comes to math, a Cleveland Middle School teacher knows the right formula to connect with students. Mark Miles turns lessons on things like geometric shapes into blueprints for skateboard ramps and baseball fields. Video Video
Kathy Sweatman Uses Compliments to Reach Her 7th Grade Math Students
Kathy Sweatman looks for the positive in her students. While working on equations, function tables, and graphs she compliments those who work hard or find shortcuts to math problems. Video Video
Leigh Davis Teaches To Multiple Learning Styles
Students in Leigh Davis' 4th grade class will be with her again next year. Davis and her students at Stone Creek Elementary will all move to 5th grade together. Knowing the impact she'll have, Davis strives to find ways to help each student thrive. Video Video
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tigarlily1957 - 2:54 AM
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Would someone tell me where my Daughter and her baby is, I live in Texas and so far the cops in Bradley county have been no help So please if anyone knows where Amanda is please call ?? me 8329653124 or give my number to Amanda.please tell her I love her and I will do everything I can to help her.

Tim Horn - 12/17/2014 7:39 PM
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So we have regulations for cabs but not for Uber. How more unequal can competition be? Either release taxis from regulation or regulate Uber. One way or another the field should be equal.

A Evans - 12/15/2014 11:26 PM
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First, Cigarettes don't list ANY ingredients, yet we know there are thousands. 2nd, ALL juice manufacturers release mg nicotine/ml on their bottles. I have never purchased any that didn't. A rda with a normal quality juice, which is vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavors and nicotine, studies have shown that they produce an average of 2 parts/million of aldahydes, which is less than breathing the air around you and WAY less than OSHA safe standards. The research studies that reflect poorly on vaping is always done with big tobacco ecigs that, knowing big tobacco, has God knows what in it. This is brewed by fear and ignorance... makes me embarrassed to be a Tennessean.

GoldenVapors - 12/15/2014 9:29 PM
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First and foremost, I think the Tn Dept of health needs to do a lot more reading on the detailed research that has been done at leading universities already. More and more data keeps coming in, showing how much less harmful electronic cigarettes are, than smoking tobacco. The purpose of the electronic cigarette industry is to help those who want to use these devices, to move their life into a more healthy and much less smelly, lifestyle. As for the ingredients, it is no secret like this article tries to tell us. There is PG, VG, Pharmacy grade nicotine if used, and food grade flavorings. Since the government seems only wanting to over-regulate, or not regulate, the industry has taken a stand to safeguard it's customers and self regulate in many ways. First, 99.9% of all vapor stores will not sell to anyone under 18, so quit playing the protect the children card when you have nothing else to say, or supporting evidence to your false claims. Oh, and to put it all to rest... It is NOT water Vapor. The vapor has a water content as the VG will billow in the presence of moisture in the air. That gives the person vaping, the sensation of seeing the cloud of vapor that mimics smoke. This, and the hand to mouth action, along with satisfying flavors are helping millions avoid going back to smoking cigarettes. Over regulation like what is being proposed by the FDA, which is being hounded by the big tobacco lobbies, will hand over the ecigarette industry to the exact companies that have been killing our fellow Americans for the last 100+ years. It only takes a few minutes to get on line and find real data supporting the use of ecigs over tobacco cigarettes. No burning toxins, almost no carcinogens, and the few that are remotely present are in such low amounts, there is no foreseen harm. Do long term studies need to be done? Yes We would like to know the long term affects also. Don't destroy the best thing to help us live better lives.

Journeyer - 12/15/2014 9:03 PM
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Puritan fear mongers. It is pathetic how desperately some people need to control the lives of others.

WASHTUB JONES - 12/15/2014 5:44 PM
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now instead of being known for our shootings every day,we can add child abuse to our list of why people would like to move here.

Nate760 - 12/15/2014 5:40 PM
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When did "unregulated" become a synonym for "hazardous and probably deadly"? Remember when the federal government only regulated things when there was a clear and present need for such regulation, rather than proactively regulating things based on "potential" concerns over some bad thing that might happen? Remember when people, amazingly, were able to conduct their daily lives without someone in Washington DC holding their hand the whole time and keeping them safe from their own stupidity?

csandhollow - 12/15/2014 7:12 AM
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I was proud to be part of this helping the kids

WASHTUB JONES - 12/12/2014 6:31 PM
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come on people,give it a rest.you have no ideal about what you are even doing.because if you don't do what a police officer tells you,the same thing can happen to you.go home.

WASHTUB JONES - 12/12/2014 6:26 PM
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do they not have security cameras?we have cameras that can read anewspaper or car tag from outer space.so whats the problem?i guess that would cost money.
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