Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

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  • Strategies for Getting to Know Your Students

    August 26, 2015

    Milken Educator Mike Anderson (NH '04) offers tips and strategies for getting to know your students at the start of a new school year (or any time). 

  • Without Words – Teaching English Language Learners (ELL)

    August 10, 2015

    Indiana Milken Educator Sarah Powley (IN '93) shares what she learned from her Spanish-speaking English Language Learner (ELL) students and offers suggestions for content-area teachers about what they can do to help ELL students learn.

  • Milken Educators: Where Are They Now? (Part 1)

    August 4, 2015

    Milken Educator Award winners are welcomed into a powerful professional network that serves as a valuable resource to fellow educators and policy makers at all levels. Many recipients have gone on to shape and influence education policy and practice today. For the first of a multi-part series, we asked Milken Educators to reflect on how winning the award has impacted their lives and careers. 

  • 10 Team-Building Activities for the First Week of School

    July 23, 2015

    The Milken Educator Awards bring you 10 fun and easy team building activities for the first week of school to help break the ice in the classroom.

  • Great YouTube Channels for Teachers

    July 15, 2015

    The amount of educational resources on YouTube for teachers is growing every day, providing opportunities for educators to curate their own playlists of informational videos that can help students learn. But sifting through the thousands of educational channels can be challenging, so we've simplified things with this handy list of the best resources on YouTube for teachers from the Milken Educator Awards.

  • Why I Became a Teacher

    July 6, 2015

    Milken Educators reflect on influences that led them to the classroom. 

  • The Art Effect Project

    June 29, 2015

    The Art Effect Project, an exciting new Initiative of the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (LMC), teaches students the power they have to create change in the world, inspiring them to follow the examples of positive role models from history.  The project also includes an art competition—open to U.S. and international students in grades 6-12—with a grand prize of $7,500.

  • Students’ ‘Outdoor Classroom’ Takes Root to Benefit Entire Community

    June 26, 2015

    Third grade students at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen—a small township 31 miles outside of Cincinnati—worked hard throughout the school year with the help of their teacher Crystal Dozier (OH '12) to raise more than $5,000 to build an outdoor classroom at the town’s only park, Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park. 

  • Top Twitter Chats for Teachers

    June 18, 2015

    Twitter chats have become a treasure trove of information, networking opportunities and resources for serious educators. The Milken Educator Awards rounds up the best education Twitter chats.

  • Milken Educator Helps Raise $12K, Shaves Head for Kids with Cancer

    June 11, 2015

    Milken Educator Anthony Petrelis (MA ’14) made a “bald” statement against pediatric cancer at the annual One Mission Buzz Off event at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on June 7. 

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