Everyone Needs a Tour Guide: Meet the Eagles from Mayflower Middle School

Everyone Needs a Tour Guide: Meet the Eagles from Mayflower Middle School By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Mayflower Middle School is exposing its students to the world beyond the school house.  These students not only have Encore Programs each week, but students are offered the opportunity to go on field trips … More Everyone Needs a Tour Guide: Meet the Eagles from Mayflower Middle School

Everyone Needs a REAL Team: Meet Cabot Middle School South

Everyone Needs a REAL Team: Meet Cabot Middle School South By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year This middle school in Cabot takes team work to the next level.  Every person in this building is using his talents and strengths to make CMSS the best possible school in which to work and learn.  … More Everyone Needs a REAL Team: Meet Cabot Middle School South

Everyone Needs to Tell His Story: Meet Theodore Jones Elementary in Conway

Everyone Needs to Tell His Story: Meet Theodore Jones Elementary in Conway By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year The first training I attended as Arkansas Teacher of the Year helped prepare me to share my personal story and the story of my students with the world.  We must all remember that everyone’s … More Everyone Needs to Tell His Story: Meet Theodore Jones Elementary in Conway

Everyone Needs Autonomy in the Classroom: Meet the Hazen Hornets

Everyone Needs Autonomy in the Classroom: Meet the Hazen Hornets By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year It just so happens that the day I toured Hazen Elementary School, I started my day off by reading an article about three Finnish teachers who were giving up teaching after moving to America.  These teachers … More Everyone Needs Autonomy in the Classroom: Meet the Hazen Hornets

Everyone Needs to be Traditionally Progressive: Meet the Carlisle Bison

Everyone Needs to be Traditionally Progressive: Meet the Carlisle Bison By: Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Ask anyone that has been to Carlisle, Arkansas, about football and tradition in that town, and you will hear the words, “Tradition runs deep there.”  The mighty Bison have established a reputation of being a force … More Everyone Needs to be Traditionally Progressive: Meet the Carlisle Bison

Everyone Needs Passion in the Classroom: Meet the Marion Patriots

Everyone Needs Passion in the Classroom: Meet the Marion Patriots By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year The morning’s announcements echoed through the hallways as I entered Marion High School.  Suddenly, out walked this tall boy with a huge grin on his face; the student body president stuck out his hand to greet … More Everyone Needs Passion in the Classroom: Meet the Marion Patriots

Everyone Needs a Monogrammed Education: Meet the Pea Ridge Black Hawks

Everyone Needs a Monogrammed Education: Meet the Pea Ridge Black Hawks By: Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Students all over the nation are going to school with personalized backpacks, bows, sweatshirts, or jackets.  A lot of creativity goes into these personalized designs, and fortunately, many schools are getting creative and offering a … More Everyone Needs a Monogrammed Education: Meet the Pea Ridge Black Hawks

Everyone Needs a Mission: Meet the Parson Hills Elementary Panthers from Springdale

ir Everyone Needs a Mission: Meet the Parson Hills Elementary Panthers from Springdale By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Every now and then I hear someone say something that resonates with my soul.  This was the case as I met with the Parson Hills Elementary principal about her school.  “We don’t just … More Everyone Needs a Mission: Meet the Parson Hills Elementary Panthers from Springdale

Everyone Needs to Meet the Alma Airedales: Where Excuses are Not Allowed

Everyone Needs to Meet the Alma Airedales: Where Excuses are Not Allowed By:  Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Huge banners with the words “America’s Best High School” line the hallways of Alma High.  This school has received national recognition for its AP test scores; it has refused to let its level of … More Everyone Needs to Meet the Alma Airedales: Where Excuses are Not Allowed

Everyone Needs a Tool Belt: Meet the Quitman Bulldogs

Everyone Needs a Tool Belt: Meet the Quitman Bulldogs By: Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year As Tom Cruise once said, Quitman schools “had me at hello.” I learned something fascinating at every turn during my tour.  From learning about the houses these high school students build and auction off every year, to … More Everyone Needs a Tool Belt: Meet the Quitman Bulldogs