Have you ever wondered if Mythology could overlap with other subject areas—perhaps those that fall into the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) subjects? For Nathalie Roy, 2021 Louisiana State Techer of the Year, this isn’t mere musing; it’s a reality! In her course called Myth Makers, Nathalie takes a true hands-on approach to mythology! After reading the myth of Athena and Arachne, her students try their hand at weaving on cardboard looms. After reading “Jason and the Argonauts,” they complete a challenge to build a cardboard boat powered only by human breath! After reading about the Greek underworld,...
Artificial Intelligence has arrived on the scene, and what was once science fiction has seemingly become science reality. While many are heralding the arrival of advanced A.I. with joy and wonder (teachers included), some are concerned about its rapid growth. What will the future hold if A.I.’s power to teach itself and expand its own boundaries increases? What unforeseen problems could arise from giving something that does not have human values power over human life?
Reader’s theater script-stories have the unique ability to defeat disengagement with high-school students. Maybe you are high-school teacher looking for a new way to connect with your students. Maybe you are looking for a way to make your content fresh. I encourage you to give script-stories a try. You may find that students who seem “too cool for school” are anything but.
Nothing is more inspiring than a fellow teacher who goes above and beyond in the name of creativity, and Thomas J. Bussey, a 5th grade teacher in Fulton County Schools near Atlanta, Georgia, is a prime example of this.