Content Tagged 'Golden Apple'

Donna Kuberg's Energy Rubs Off in Science Class & the Volleyball Court
Her students say she's a jack of all trades and master of them all. As a child, Donna Kuberg fell in love with solving problems through science and math. Her energy rubs off in the classroom and on the volleyball court. Video Video
Leslie Guthrie Teaches in Small Groups, Challenging Students to Explain Why 2+2=4.
Leslie Guthrie believes in consistency and high expectations. At the beginning of each school year, she coach's her class on how to work independently. Those lessons free her up to teach in small groups. Video Video
Lisa Badacour Takes Her Team of Students to the Field of Learning
20 years into her teaching career and Lisa Badacour's energy level and creativity continues to spark a desire to learn among her students. Video Video
Beth Reed Expects the Best in Her Class & Nothing Less Than the Best
Beth Reed believes in being tough on her 3rd grade class at Calvin Donaldson Elementary. Her high expectations cause her students to give their best. It's a method she learned worked, while she was a student. Video Video
Veronica McCuiston Steers Her Class to the Land of Learning
Over the next eight-months, we'll profile some 30 teachers nominated by students, parents, and colleagues as tops in the Tennessee Valley. This week, meet Veronica McCuiston from North Hamilton County Elementary, this school year's first Golden Apple Award winner. Video Video
Golden Apple Award Teacher of the Year
WDEF News 12 recognizes the 2012 Golden Apple Award Winners. Video Video
LFO High School Jazz Ensemble performs at Golden Apple Banquet
The Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School Jazz Ensemble performs "All She Does is Magic" at the 2012 Golden Apple Awards Banquet. Video Video
Ken Buchanan Teaches Life Lessons Through Sports & His Example
You might say he's a life coach. Ken Buchanan started teaching at Ooltewah High School over two-decades ago. But the lessons he focuses on remain relevant today. Video Video
Suzanne Robertson Helps Student Develop a Love of Reading
Children often lose interest in books when they're forced to read about subjects they have little interest in. But Boynton Elementary school teacher Suzanne Robertson is creating a new generation of bookworm, by letting her students read whatever they want. Video Video
Shannon Carter Brings the Real World Into Her Classroom
Shannon Carter comes up with some of her best ideas late at night. The Stone Creek Elementary school teacher puts her students in learning clubs and challenges those groups to learn life lessons not found in textbooks. Video Video
Stephanie Davis' Class Learning Through Fun, While Striving to be Perfectly Purple
Stephanie Davis finds teaching moments in everything, even mundane activities. When students walk to their seats, they move to syllables. The Calhoun Elementary first grade teacher commands her classroom. Video Video
Debbie Kuttig Puts Her Students In the Story
Students say Debbie Kuttig gets their creative minds moving. She challenges students to learn new words through fill-in-the-blank sentences, and helps them insert themselves in the stories they read about. Video Video
Joel Brown Lets Students Decide How They Want To Learn
He considers himself part teacher, part parent, part mentor and part social worker. But Joel Brown doesn't mind. He got into teaching to do something that matters. Video Video
Lisa Steele's Classroom of Critters Provides Learning Hooks for Her Students
Parents of rising second graders at Ooltewah Elementary request Lisa Steele for their students. The longtime educator reaches her class through music, movement, merriment and mammals. Video Video
Golden Apple: Jennifer Zeigler Uses Success, Independence To Grow Love of Learning
What's the secret to getting children to like school? Success! Normal Park's Jennifer Zeigler believes students who overcome obstacles gain a desire to learn more. Video Video
Golden Apple: Donna Kerstetter Pushes Her Students to Stay on Course
Parents entrust her with their children over 7 hours every day, and Donna Kerstetter believes she needs to make the best of that time. The Certified Reading Specialist teaches six different subjects every day. Video Video
You Might Call Hayley Cranford an Education Innovator
When Hayley Cranford leaves East Ridge Elementary at the end of the school day, she heads home to research future classroom assignments. Cranford regularly invents ways to get her students invested in their learning. Video Video
Josh Yother Teaches to Give All Students an Equal Opportunity to Succeed
Josh Yother never thought he'd be a teacher. But when he witnessed the impact someone who cares about kids can have in their development, he knew he had to get involved. Video Video
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