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
Latest Comments
Comments
tnsnowangel - 5/22/2015 8:02 AM
0 Votes
It's actually $10 Off $20. :-)

mamac - 5/21/2015 4:09 PM
0 Votes
Well, STUPID PEOPLE are going to be stupid. I have been burglarized 5 times people stealing from me and my family. We work hard for what little crap we have and for a THIEF to come up in my yard and take what he wants to feed his dope habit.Yes, I say if they steal cut there hands off. And if you need to feed your family instead of stealing a loaf of bread why not ASK for it. Cause even if you are going to steal a loaf of bread to feed your family well if you die is it worth going to hell for? Much less being a example to your kids and others..Is that the kind of examples hey we are hungry kids lets go steal a loaf of bread, yep way to teach kids( hmm so is thats what wrong with the world? thank so)And to anybody hurting animals yea throw them under the jail and never let them see day light....It don't look like humans as any Compassion for each other and animals....Im 44 years old and haven't been in trouble with the law and haven't had a speeding ticket like in 23 years . And it isn't hard to be a law biding citizen..

U2ART - 5/21/2015 1:10 PM
0 Votes
Mercedes Benz leaving NJ had nothing to do with taxes. According to M-B President who masterminded the move last December, “Tax incentives mean almost nothing when you’re making a decision for the next 50 years and beyond. They have zero impact on the business case,”......... it was quality of life and a supportive business community that drew the company. http://www.globalatlanta.com/article/27595/ceo-tax-breaks-not-the-clincher-on-mercedes-benzs-atlanta-move/ Consider that M-B just signed L. Hamilton for the next three years for $140 million. This just shows that the tax savings in the move to GA is nothing more than pocket change for M-B and clearly there were bigger reasons for leaving as M-B President has clearly pointed out. So, apparently, Mr. Cannon does not feel NJ offers a good for quality of life or a positive business community. I disagree....I've been to Montvale...nice place...great location....close to Manhattan, close to Catskills and Poconos...lots of great schools and history nearby, including West Point....why do you think my friend Mary decided to move America's #1 Automotive brand nearby to NY? Atlanta is nice, but nothing beats NYC and the surrounding areas. And why would Mr. Cannon want to move out of New Canaan unless he was moving to Greenwich...or perhaps to nearby Bedford where Bruce Willis just bought a home? Perhaps there were some recent bad experiences that MB management needed to flush out and decided that a move was the cleanest solution. They did keep the legal team in case the employees that were not given an opportunity to move realize the move was more of a personal preference for management not to have to deal with old luggage.

eshever - 5/21/2015 11:46 AM
2 Votes
Now you know what a "wackadoo" is and why it might be dangerous to have an animal abuser registry online.

al smith - 5/21/2015 9:28 AM
1 Vote
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." Ayn Rand Now I know some of you that are ranting and raving that WE NEED MORE LAWS probably do not know who Ayn Rand is but you most certainly know that you love mob rule. Mamac here would like to see all "abusers" in jail and of course if you steal a loaf of bread to feed your family you should have your hands cut off.. Me thinks that person needs to move to a country where this actually happens and does not deserve to live in a county where we have justice system.

al smith - 5/21/2015 9:28 AM
2 Votes
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." Ayn Rand Now I know some of you that are ranting and raving that WE NEED MORE LAWS probably do not know who Ayn Rand is but you most certainly know that you love mob rule. Mamac here would like to see all "abusers" in jail and of course if you steal a loaf of bread to feed your family you should have your hands cut off.. Me thinks that person needs to move to a country where this actually happens and does not deserve to live in a county where we have justice system.

al smith - 5/21/2015 9:26 AM
0 Votes
perhaps if they distributed dog food donated by dog food companies and gave free shots people would be able to keep their pets instead of having to give them up.. cheaper and certainly better for the pet that would probably be killed if taken to the "shelter" free spay/ neuter would also help

mamac - 5/20/2015 10:55 PM
0 Votes
The law NEEDS to be TOUGHER . The law needs to be if you are ever convicted of animal abuse anyway shape or form.You should NEVER be allowed to have another pet again for the rest of your life. And the animal abuser should have to restitution to a local animal shelter for a period of 5 years. Our laws are goinng to have to be tougher on alot of issues. Like if you get caght stealing cut one hand off you get caught stealing again cut both hands off. And NO DISABILITY.You do the crime you do the time. USA is going to have to get a lot tougher on all this crime. Cause I bet the courts start doing this and watch the crime die down...Make the LAWS on animal abusers STRONG!!!

eshever - 5/20/2015 10:30 PM
2 Votes
A lot of people worked very hard to remove misdemeanor animal abuse from this bill before it became law. People who hoard animals usually need mental health treatment. They don't need to be on an animal abuser registry. In some places you can be charged with a misdemeanor for very minor things. Some of the people with rescues and shelters that supported this bill could have it come back to bite them. These registries are useless. Gigmaster is right. They are unenforceable. If someone wants a pet, they will get one from somewhere. But they put someone's name on an online registry where wackadoos can find them and harass them. We don't need more vigilante justice. Putting someone on one of these registries can cause someone to lose a job or ruin their life in other ways. It's just a way to shame them. Enforce current laws for animal cruelty and stop trying to control everyone who owns an animal.

gigmaster - 5/20/2015 5:46 PM
2 Votes
What a stupid law. With all the things going on that need attention, this is what Tn. lawmakers waste their time on? How are you going to stop anyone from just collecting stray animals? Are you going to ask for a search warrant to see if a former animal abuser has picked up a cat in the Walmart parking lot? The law is unenforceable, and just plain stupid (and maybe unconstitutional....). Nice going, Tn. You were the laughing stock for the country with the Scopes Monkey Trial and Creationism, now you've got this. Thanks for the comic relief.
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.