Protests and civil unrest are sweeping the nation as Americans react to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We asked school leadership expert and author Principal Baruti Kafele (NJ ’09) how teachers can help students process what’s happening—and what school leaders can do to make sure their educators are prepared for the dialogue.
Charles Rounds III, grand prize winner in the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes student art competition, talks with us about his winning work, making art during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he plans to use his artistic talents to revitalize his community.
As we all move from an unsettling spring to a summer filled with uncertainty about what lies ahead, we asked Milken Educators to share words of advice and encouragement for students and families. The common theme: Enjoy this well-deserved break, and don’t worry—we’ll get through it together.
Students at Bacon Academy in Colchester do a deep dive into artificial intelligence thanks to Peter Arseneault (CT '15).
When NJTV asked Lindsay Frevert (NJ '16) to deliver televised lessons to students across the state, she gave herself a crash course in on-camera teaching.
Dual language educator Susan Moreno (TX ’19) wants her students to remember the value in being biliterate, bilingual and bicultural: “A bilingual mind is a powerful tool that can lead to many great possibilities.”
Miki Cacace (HI ’19) likes teaching coding because it fosters innovation, communication, collaborating and creative thinking, skills essential for the 21st century: “Some of the careers my students will pursue haven’t even been created yet.”
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect science education and the world around us? Milken Educators weigh in.
Many students come into Laura Cole’s class convinced they’ll never be good at math. She makes building their confidence and gaining their trust mission one: “I don’t give up on them—and they know that.”
How does a Zoom lesson for fourth graders actually work? Krista Trent (OH '18) shares the minute-by-minute details.