Spreading JAMM

...grade level, I have been impressed with the quality of learning the programs overflows to the classroom," third-grade teacher Geoffrey Wyatt said. "I have noticed that JAMMers are often better equipped to listen to instructions and sustain...
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

Mendenhall River Community School fifth grade teacher Adam Berkey, who confessed to marijuana use last month, says he and his wife have felt ostracized in the community, despite...
Teacher faces fallout from pot confession

...both backlash and support from parents and community members after admitting he smokes marijuanaAdam Berkey, a fifth grade teacher at Mendenhall River Community School who possesses a medical marijuana license, published a My Turn column Wednesday...
On Writing: Commas, history and William Strunk

...Use a colon when you want an even longer pause.Okay, first, let's all acknowledge that my son's second-grade teacher came by her misinformation honestly. Sorry, Mrs. McGillicuddy.But also, this passage showed me something I should...
Submarine comes to Southeast schools from Kodiak

...with a "crush depth" of more than 1,000 feet, Waddell said. North Star Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade teacher Teresa Hedges integrated the sub into her lessons last school year. "They were so jazzed," she said of the around...
Charter school gets new teachers, needs more kids

...who has taught at the school for 12 years.The new hires include two middle school teachers, a kindergarten-first grade teacher, a music teacher, a keyboarding and art teacher and a part-time special education teacher.Working so closely...
A long-drive lesson? Jack Nicklaus still rules.

...flexed his biceps.By the time Spieth arrived close to 2 p.m., his caddie, Michael Greller, a former sixth-grade teacher, looked over at the golfer and counseled, "I wouldn't even try."Spieth was wolfing down a sandwich with a mischievous...
Off the Beaten Path: Kids in the woods

...the thorny ginseng plant. My eldest niece, Kiah, is studying jokulhlaup (glacier dam bursts) with her fourth-grade teacher Angie Wright. She can actually pronounce the word correctly, which alone is deserving of an A grade. My youngest...
My Turn: Do you know your double negatives?

...not they're meeting grade-level expectations. As a fifth-grade teacher, I find the SBA tests to be very little more than a vocabulary...representatives ignore their constituents.? Adam Berkey is a fifth-grade teacher in Juneau.
JSD: Little-known program makes big difference

...both as standalone classes and embedded in everyday lessons. At Riverbend Elementary, two fourth grade teachers and two fifth grade teachers incorporate the AVID model into their lessons. It's the only JSD elementary school that participates...
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