Two literacy advocates with a deep passion for books, bestselling author Donalyn Miller and fifth-grade teacher Colby Sharp, showcase the power of children’s access to books, providing teachers and administrators with the tools and information they need to increase children’s meaningful engagement with books and to launch or sustain book access initiatives in their communities. Game Changer! provides years of independent-reading, classroom-program knowhow and research for educators at every level.
Sir Ken Robinson once said in a TED Talk that "Teaching is creative profession."
I love that line.
Because of systems in place, as well as cultural stereotypes, and Mrs. Crabapple from The Simpsons, it is very easy to believe that teachers are just walking textbooks, or playback machines, or mindless dictators (ok, maybe I can be a little dictatorish sometimes). But these descriptions are limiting, because at the heart of teaching is creativity.
The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors the Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award, which honors a high school science teacher who has demonstrated significant and sustained impact on precollege students. ASM International is the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists.