Originally, the Thursday Teacher spot was going to highlight a teacher's blog. The thing is, though, that there are huge numbers of awesome teachers but not huge numbers of blogs. There are also other web sites that collate those blogs. You can click here to find teacher blogs, because I do want you to have access to them.
Instead, this space on Thursdays will be devoted to teachers in the news. Teachers and other readers don't often have the time or inclination to be searching the internet for such information when they have so many other things to do. Nevertheless, there are a lot of cool people out there doing a lot of cool things. I hope to introduce you to some of them!
Our first Teacher in the News is Larry Brookhart, an elementary school teacher on Cape Cod. As the article shows, he and Tom Leach created an observatory and classroom out of a storage room. This project doesn't just benefit the students at the Harwich Elementary School; local residents have enjoyed looking through the powerful telescopes as well.
Please read the article, and as always, feel free to leave comments below (including ideas for other teachers in the news). Thanks!