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Technology in the Classroom
Allowing educators to learn about embracing technology. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Randi Streufert from Belvoir Christian Academy
Randi Streufert teaches two classes at one time. Having a combined class of fourth and fifth graders takes patience and organization, but Streufert still provides a fun, challenging and loving environment for her students Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Laura Pecor from Soddy Elementary
Laura Pecor didn't want to be like the teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. So, a few years ago, she learned a new teaching method that balances short attention spans and state standards. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Amanda Lafferty from Normal Park Museum Magnet School
Amanda Lafferty believes in creating a path for every student in her classroom to be successful. The Normal Park teacher enlists the help of parents to keep each student progressing. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Eric Blackburn from Cleveland High School
Cleveland High students say Eric Blackburn makes them work hard, but he still finds ways to make assignments fun. While Biology and Chemistry can be tough topics, Blackburn uses humor to lighten the load. Video Video
GOLDEN APPLE: Dexter Bell from The Howard School
Dexter Bell opens his students up to endless possibilities. The band director at Howard High takes students with little to no musical background and teaches them how to turn silence into song. Video Video
Laura Aldridge Hams It Up in the Classroom
She took the long road to become a teacher. But today, Laura Aldridge serves as an example of how perseverance pays off. The Chattanooga Valley Elementary school teacher didn't start in the classroom... and now believes that was the plan all along. 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
Diane Stichler Teaches Life Skills, Growing Teachers & Future Parents
The crop of home grown teachers keeps growing in Catoosa County, thanks to a special instructor at LFO high school. Many students make decisions about their future careers based on experiences in Diane Stichler's class. Video Video
Elizabeth Kimball Uses Art to Get Students to Open Up Creatively & Personally
Elizabeth Kimball didn't find her artistic talents until she took an art class in high school. That discovery resulted in a college scholarship, and now a career teaching art to others at Sequoyah High School. 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
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
McMinn Central's Kim Cantley Tailors Lessons Toward Each Students Talents
From the time she gets to school, students are waiting on Kim Cantley. This mom away from home helps teens with their day to day problems, while creating ways to overcome the limitations of traditional classroom learning. 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
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
Christa Penson Makes Skits Out of Math & Science Lessons
When Christa Penson was 9, she taught her 4 year old brother to read. That started her down a path of helping other students, as she worked her way through school. Now, she's the head of her own classroom at North Whitfield Middle School. Video Video
Nominate Your Teacher for a Golden Apple Award
The start of the school year for area students also means many will soon learn they've ended up in a class with a special teacher. WDEF News 12 and Bi-Lo want to help recognize those educators who make a lasting impact. Video Video
Amy Bradford Makes Her Lessons Hands On, Encourages Constant Learning
Amy Bradford has a passion for kids that might need a little extra attention. Maybe that's why so many former students return to check on the Battlefield Primary teacher. And just recently, her peers voted her Battlefield's Teacher of the Year. Now, she's a Golden Apple Winner. 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
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
Entertainment News
Prince re-signs with Warner, plans re-release of Purple Rain
Superstar Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros., the label he split from nearly 20 years ago, after calling himself a "slave" to record bosses. And he plans to re-release the Purple Rain soundtrack for the film's 30th anniversary this summer.
Jessie to make Disney history with TV engagement
Debby Ryan's titular heroine will accept boyfriend Brooks' proposal in an episode that will air in the autumn and make Jessie the first Disney TV character to get engaged in front of cameras.
Sports journalist Craig Sager battling leukemia
TV sports pundit Craig Sager is battling acute leukemia, according to his son. The 62-year-old veteran sportscaster, famous for his colorful blazers and ties, is a Turner Sports sideline regular for the biggest basketball games.
Rosamund Pike never saw Bond movie before audition
The actress was just 21 when she was cast as double agent Miranda Frost alongside Pierce Brosnan as 007 in the movie, and she was far from prepared as she tried out for Bond bosses.

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