All things green – Episode 5

Author Archives: Renee Burke

About Renee Burke

I currently work as a Media Promotions Manager for OCPS. I taught at William R. Boone HS in Orlando for 22 years, and was JEA's 2015 H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year, the 2012 OCPS Teacher of the Year, 2011 FSPA Journalism Teacher of the Year, and a 2011 Gold Key recipient from CSPA. I advised the Legend yearbook and Hi-Lights newspaper for 20 and 21 years, respectively. Both publications earned CSPA Crown awards and NSPA Pacemakers.

All things green – Episode 5

Students throw lettuce into manatee tank

Two teachers discuss why creating an Eco Club at their school has immense value. Their list of accolades helps prove others thought it a valuable idea too.

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Relationships, reflection and planning for success – Episode 4

Meadow Woods MS display board

Amy London-Tauriello shares some thoughts on what makes an innovative teacher, tips on reflecting on one’s practice, classroom organization and preparing for a new year.

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Unleashing young readers – Episode 3

Boys looking at a stack of books

Whether we are reading texts messages, emails, news articles, lesson plans, educational periodicals or a book to help us escape the daily grind, reading is a part of our everyday lives. However, for struggling readers, it’s often seen as more of a punishment than pleasure.

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Building trust and a school culture (Episode 2)

Student laughs

Listen to the podcast to hear Marcy and Principal Kelly Steinke discussing trust and school culture. We brought them together to help explain the way they each used their position and skillset to help transform their school.

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Classroom transformation enhances learning (Episode 1)

Showing "dynamite" sticks

As part of a cross curricular lesson, Simmerson transformed her classroom into a cave. See how it all relates.

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