Tag Archives: Classroom

Early Educators Help Increase High-Quality Teacher/Child Interactions

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Story reprinted courtesy of Summit Education Initiative

 

Elevate, celebrate and support are three items on the agenda of a new, exclusive group of early educators.

CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County is a new program that combines the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) with free coaching, mentoring and professional development for a group of 20 educators working in Summit County preschools and child care centers. Generous funding from GAR Foundation, GPD Group Employees’ Foundation and PNC Foundation will support CLASS Act Scholars’ pilot year and beyond.

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The Next Frontier Academy

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Story By Dorothy Markulis

John Hairston is boldly going where no man has gone before – at least, not in the Akron area, or for that matter, Ohio.

In September 2013 the educator founded the Next Frontier Academy featuring agricultural-based curriculum.

As a guidance counselor and high school history teacher, Hairston, 60, saw many students withdrawing from education.

“The students were more focused on their cell phones than learning in the classroom,” Hairston said. Continue reading