Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Now, she is Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning where she specializes in helping engage students in exciting science learning.
How can you get your students out of the box when you educate them in a box? Check out a revolutionary way to educate with arts, ag, and nature by digging into Chattahoochee Hills Charter School outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Executive Director, Chester Asher, shares what they’ve learned, the pitfalls of such an approach, and how his school has the lowest suspension rates in Fulton County, Georgia and why he thinks that is the case.
Chester Asher, MT, MPA, JD is the CEO/Executive Director of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. He is a dedicated educator and has worked with district and charter schools for the last sixteen years.
He has a Master’s of Teaching from Fordham University, an MPA from NYU and a law degree from Cardozo Law School. He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University.
Asher is on fire about helping to build a transformative model of education based on the arts, agriculture, and the environment that helps children achieve their dreams, strengthen communities, and become innovative critical thinkers who make the world a better place.
Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. Today, he shares what he has learned.
Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict. He has eighteen years of experience in K-12 technology support serving in a wide variety of roles.
Currently, he is the Director of Technology for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School district where he and his team have implemented a highly successful 1:1 Chromebook initiative.
While teachers might need to put students first, Dr. Brad Johnson makes the point in his book Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your Staff that administrators need to focus on teachers in order to help students. He also shares techniques for building positive relationships between administrators and teachers including a different take on classroom visits to make them more positive.