Tag: teaching

When my parents embarked on parenthood in 1950, Dr. Benjamin Spock was a household name. By the second-through-fourth kid, I doubt they opened his by-then tattered book, “Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care,”…

“Good grief,” Charlie Brown groused at the end of many Peanuts comic strips. His exasperated exclamation evoked frustration and acceptance. In my first week of teaching virtually to high school students, I, too, said, “good…

Returning to teaching after a pandemic brings certain challenges, according to Moran native Molly McEwan. She and her fiance, Tyson Carpenter, were living in China and working as teachers when the COVID-19 pandemic began in…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is providing faculty more flexibility if they don’t feel comfortable teaching in-person classes in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer…

Don’t ask high school students to read books written by long-dead white men. That was just one of the takeaways Iola High School English teachers learned at a recent education conference. Students must feel engaged…

Kim Matney was ready for something new. She’d made a name for herself in hospitality management, opening new hotels, overseeing catering jobs, “lots of stuff like that.” She put her career on the backburner once…

Teaching has become more than an avocation for Anna Mitchell. It fits neatly with her background in drama, where Mitchell often handled behind-the-scenes duties in assorted theatrical productions in her native Spring Hill. As she…

Dear Carolyn: My partner’s children, who are in middle school, will spend most of their spring break with us. (They mostly live with their mom.) It’s also my spring break — I’m a teacher —…

The Kansas Legislature agreed to pay education nonprofit Teach For America more than $500,000 this year for a pilot program to recruit 12 teachers to the state. But the national organization only recruited three teachers…

Blaine Crelllin, of Chanute, always wanted to become a teacher. But instead of earning a college degree, he started a family and began a career in welding that took him across the country. That career…