Go for the Grant

Go for the Grant

Personal Renewal is a MUST for Teachers In 2011, I submitted a grant to the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant committee. This is a program for Indiana teachers who want to be personally renewed outside of their profession. (Can you all give me a...
Educating Corey

Educating Corey

How a Troubled Student Impacted My Life—and Changed His This is Corey. Years ago, I was his 4th grade teacher. Unbeknownst to me at the time, Corey struggled with an alcoholic mother and a dad who really wasn’t a part of his life. They had no money, no support,...
Teachers Matter—So Tell Them!

Teachers Matter—So Tell Them!

A Challenge for Teacher Appreciation Week   In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to single out one of my favorite teachers—one who really made a difference in my life. Her name is Betty Wilgus, and she was my 1st grade teacher. I know it’s hard to...