April 20, 1994 |
Sandra McBrayer, named this week as 1994 National Teacher of the Year, has a message for America's schools: Arise and do something. "Too often schools assume the role of victims, that society has dumped all its problems on us and nothing can be done," McBrayer said. "My school demonstrates that you can do something about the problems. If students are hungry, feed them. If students need clothes, give them clothes. Take action."
September 8, 1992 |
OK, can we forget about budget cuts, crowded classrooms, the debate over school quality for at least a day? The educational world cannot be all bad if teacher Esther Kobusch is back in the classroom today for her 50th year, fired up once more to mold first-graders into lifelong learners. Already, Kobusch has been humming the "Tuesday, Tuesday, I like Tuesday, Tuesday is the third day of the week" ditty that goes with one of the big picture books she has arranged around the reading circle.
March 18, 1992 |
The next time teachers scour the literature for ways to help their students learn, they might want to pick up a new book written by students for teachers. If they do, they'll find out about Starburst math, about the Rainbow Handwriting Award, about Max and E.T., the Minute of Silence and a host of other tricks, activities and strategies that the students "battle-tested"--with the result that they study more and enjoy education more.
April 5, 1990 |
President Bush presented a crystal apple and a note of thanks to Janis T. Gabay of San Diego's Serra High School in a ceremony Wednesday at which she was named the 1990 National Teacher of the Year. "Over the past 17 years, she has developed her power to motivate minds, to give kids a sense of wonder and bless them with a life of possibilities unimagined in ordinary moments," Bush said of Gabay.
April 4, 1990
Janis T. Gabay, an English teacher at Serra High School in San Diego, will receive the 1990 National Teacher of the Year award today at the White House. "I see my primary task as bringing out abilities and talents that students may not even know they have," Gabay says. State Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig called Gabay "the prototype of the teachers we need for the 1990s."
September 7, 1989 |
SAN DIEGO-Wendy Ellen Cochran was dissatisfied with the professional dance training available in San Diego four years ago, so she decided to do something about it. Putting her entrepreneurial skills to work, Cochran started her own business, dubbed the Dancer's Workshop of San Diego, and set out to snare soloists from some of the leading dance companies in the country to teach short-term but intensive workshops in San Diego.