Everyone Needs to Join the #ObserveMe Movement

Everyone Needs to Join the #ObserveMe Movement By Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year As teachers, we are often asked to reflect back on our first year of teaching.  Initially, we think about all of the things we should have done differently, but it is equally important to remember that initial passion we … More Everyone Needs to Join the #ObserveMe Movement

Everyone Needs to Celebrate and Support Our Military Children

Everyone Needs to Celebrate and Support Our Military Children By Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Dontrell Brown, a graduate of Stuttgart High School, has only known one way of life in his 21 years – the life of a military child. Dontrell’s father, Donnie Brown Sr., served in the Army National Guard … More Everyone Needs to Celebrate and Support Our Military Children

Everyone Needs an Authentic Learning Experience: Read about Don Robert’s Journey to Ellis Island

Everyone Needs an Authentic Learning Experience: Read about Don Robert’s Journey to Ellis Island By: Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Flashback:  I’m sitting in history and we are discussing immigration to America.  The teacher reads a first-hand account and says to the class, “Can’t you just imagine how hard that must have … More Everyone Needs an Authentic Learning Experience: Read about Don Robert’s Journey to Ellis Island

Everyone Needs to Join Hands for a Purpose: Meet the Clarendon Lions

Everyone Needs to Join Hands for a Purpose: Meet the Clarendon Lions By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Teachers at Clarendon Elementary are joining hands to make sure every student grows and succeeds.  New leadership is bringing new curriculum and programs in an attempt to raise the bar of expectation and increase … More Everyone Needs to Join Hands for a Purpose: Meet the Clarendon Lions

Everyone Needs a Happy Gram: Meet Henderson Middle School in Little Rock

Everyone Needs a Happy Gram: Meet Henderson Middle School in Little Rock   By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Henderson Middle School in the Little Rock School District has made it a priority to build the morale of its staff.  The principal is working diligently to turn this school around, from academics, … More Everyone Needs a Happy Gram: Meet Henderson Middle School in Little Rock

Everyone Needs to Jump Out of the Box: Meet the Out-of-the-Box Bold Cobras from Fountain Lake

Everyone Needs to Jump out of the Box: Meet the Out-of-the-Box Bold Cobras from Fountain Lake By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year This school made had a recurring theme around every corner: Take your old-way-of-doing-things box, and jump out of it!  Nothing they do at Fountain Lake is expected, but all of … More Everyone Needs to Jump Out of the Box: Meet the Out-of-the-Box Bold Cobras from Fountain Lake

Everyone Needs to Go Back to the Classroom: My Experience as a Student at Kirby Schools

Everyone Needs to Go Back to the Classroom: My Experience as a Student at Kirby Schools By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year When I contacted the superintendent of Kirby, I told him that I wanted to experience this new trend in education, the flex mod schedule, through the perspective of a student. … More Everyone Needs to Go Back to the Classroom: My Experience as a Student at Kirby Schools

Everyone Needs a Mentor: Meet the Dogs (and Pups) of Morrilton Primary

Everyone Needs a Mentor: Meet the Dogs (and Pups) of Morrilton Primary By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year School districts all around the state and nation have recognized the importance of student mentoring programs in their schools.  Schools with a high number of poverty students are working diligently to offer a variety … More Everyone Needs a Mentor: Meet the Dogs (and Pups) of Morrilton Primary

Everyone Needs a Hashtag: Meet the #ForeverStrong Bulldogs

Everyone Needs a Hashtag: Meet the #ForeverStrong-Huttig Bulldogs   By: Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Look around.  Hashtags are everywhere, communicating with a few simple words the purpose and passion behind a product or company.   This message resonates and spreads like wildfire through social media, in many cases leaving an ever-lasting impression.  Strong-Huttig School District is … More Everyone Needs a Hashtag: Meet the #ForeverStrong Bulldogs