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Joel Brown Lets Students Decide How They Want To Learn

He considers himself part teacher, part parent, part mentor and part social worker. But Joel Brown doesn't mind. He got into teaching to do something that matters.
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Josh Yother Teaches to Give All Students an Equal Opportunity to Succeed

Josh Yother never thought he'd be a teacher. But when he witnessed the impact someone who cares about kids can have in their development, he knew he had to get involved.
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You Might Call Hayley Cranford an Education Innovator

When Hayley Cranford leaves East Ridge Elementary at the end of the school day, she heads home to research future classroom assignments. Cranford regularly invents ways to get her students invested in their learning.
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Daphne Shilling Sneaks Teachable Moments Into Her Classroom Activities

Daphne Shilling believes in being animated in the classroom. Students at Alpine Crest Elementary love her silly side and they respond by learning faster.
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Joe Bryan Teaches Skills Needed to Find Work in the Wired World

Coming from the business world, Joe Bryan knows what employers want from potential hires. That's why his classroom assignments are geared toward grooming students for jobs.
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Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Lewis Motivates Young People to be Better Citizens

Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Lewis nearly retired at the end of last school year. He left a successful JROTC program at Sale Creek High, only to be called back into service at Sequoyah High. His commitment to motivating young people to be better citizens makes him this weeks Golden Apple Award Winner.
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Phyllis Finney, Golden Apple Award Winner, Brings Music to the Classroom

Studies show music reinforces academics, making better students. And thanks to Rivermont Elementary School's Music Teacher, students are learning how to make A's and B's, and play them.
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Iris Harris, Golden Apple Award Winner, Takes Students Under Her Wing

Students respond to Iris Harris' unique teaching techniques by hanging on her every word. She's loving and encouraging, but still able to discipline her students, when they get off course.
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Beth Chappelear Takes History Into the Digital Age

Heritage Middle School teacher Beth Chappelear found a way to take history out of the past and bring it into the digital age. Her students responded with an awakened interest in social studies.
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Gail Palmgren’s Missing Jeep Found: No Body Inside

Cadaver dogs will be brought in tomorrow to continue the search.

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