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3 Ways to Help Bullying Survivors Succeed in the Classroom

Originally published in Education World – December 11, 2019 The rate of bullying in American classrooms is alarmingly high and our students are increasingly at risk of being bullied—both in person and online. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, more than 1 out of 5 students are reported victims of bullying. But for many students […]

Why we need to protect, expand online CTE

Originally published in Centre Daily Times – December 7, 2019 As a kid, you naturally have a lot of competing interests. With “the world as your oyster” it’s so easy to imagine yourself in multiple roles with limited exposure, experience or early progress swaying you more heavily in one direction. This is something I struggled […]

Local nurse calls for more help after Hepatitis A outbreak

Originally aired on WOLO-TV – December 4, 2019 A medical organization desperately needs more volunteers to help treat people through a hepatitis A outbreak. One nurse who’s already helping out, is using her experience overseas to motivate more people to lend a hand. Katrina Haynes spent a week helping train nurses at a hospital in Yap, […]

Online teacher creates after-school program to helps students, parents with math

Originally aired on WOLF-TV – December 2, 2019 Online schools are becoming more popular around the country. Since students need more help at home – they can struggle with certain concepts. That’s why one online teacher in PA created a nightly program for her students and parents, to strengthen their math skills and gain more […]

Brian talks with Lauren Logan from the Ohio Virtual Academy on the 55KRC Morning Show

Originally posted on 55KRC – November 14, 2019 Ohio Virtual Academy is an innovative online school with passionate educators dedicated to empowering students through an education experience tailored to each student’s needs. Ohio Virtual Academy is an innovative online school with passionate educators dedicated to empowering students through an education experience tailored to each student’s […]

Online education enables better ways of learning, teaching

Originally published in Ludington Daily News – November 13, 2019 Going on 40 years as a college professor, half of which involved instruction in an online environment, I’ve seen revolutionary approaches to learning. I’ve seen educators like myself benefit from leveraging digital tools to better get to know and therefore teach their students. And speaking […]

High school students rise early for religious study

Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch – November 12, 2019 About 400 high school students get up before their classmates each morning to go to seminary classes before school at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapels in central Ohio. They spend 50 minutes learning about scripture with other students and can graduate […]

Virtual Students Count

Originally published in The Winchester News Gazette – October 22, 2019 Indiana is a Count Day state. For the virtual students at Indiana Digital, that day was also about how much they count.  Virtual students face unique challenges in their lives that can be hard on a student’s self-confidence. I wanted them to know their […]

Teachers have important roles, no matter what side of the world they’re on

Originally published in The State – October 23, 2019 No matter where you are or where we come from, we all have the capacity to help someone else. As a health science teacher, my mission is to educate the next generation. So when an opportunity came up to travel to Micronesia and train nurses, I jumped […]