Teaching Writers & Partners
From the Editor
Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively, and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today’s educators and learners. We value the participation of educators and strive to assimilate their contributions to Glogster EDU, Glogster EDU is yours! Educators from all over the world are integrating Glogster EDU’s resourceful platform to make traditional learning more dynamic, more interactive and more in tune with learners today. Most importantly Glogster EDU is FUN for teachers and learners alike!
Matt is kindergarten teacher in Maine. He began teaching second grade and then made the leap of faith to kindergarten in 2009. He now spends his days laughing, singing, hugging, dancing, motivating, and being inspired by amazing five-year-olds.
A ‘rooster in a world of hens,’ Matt has found a way to utilize his unique perspective of being a man in the world of early childhood education. With a Master’s Degree in Literacy, his love of reading and writing propels him to share this passion with his sprouts.
Matt currently writes Look at My Happy Rainbow, a blog where he documents his feelings on teaching, humorous exchanges with students, and the small, but powerful moments that occur in his classroom each day.
Judie Haynes, an ESL teacher from New Jersey, USA, has more than 28 years of teaching experience. In addition to her classroom work, she has authored and co-authored five books on ESL, co-written a chapter for TESOL’s Integrating Standards into Classroom Practice and am contributing a column for Essential Teacher magazine. She is also the author of EverythingESL and presents workshops to classroom teachers all over the U.S.
Pat Hensley retired after 27 years of teaching in the classroom. She currently teaches graduate courses as an adjunct instructor for Furman University. She was chosen 2006 Teacher of the Year for her school and a district Top 10 Finalist (out of 5000 teachers). She is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist and is on the National Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children. Pat comments on education and her experiences at Successful Teaching.
Institute of Elemental Ethics & Education
The Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education is an organization with a mission: to facilitate positive, critical change in educational processes and policies in 2008 and beyond. The Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education will make every effort to raise the consciousness of its audience with regard to the positions, philosophies, perspectives, and track records of political candidates running for office with regard to issues of education. Read more about their mission.
IPlayMathGames.com is the World Wide Web face of IPMG Publishing, a leading publisher of proprietary math games and activities with cards, dice and other manipulatives. IPMG publishing’s fun math game and activity worksheets and printables are all classroom and student tested before introduction on www.IPlayMathGames.com for free download or added to the newest IPMG Publication. Available fun, skill building worksheets on www.IPlayMathGames.com’s.com cover topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, long division, ratios, algebra, geometry, graphing calculators, exponents, math vocabulary, fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, probability, logic, reasoning, numeration, counting and patterns. IPlayMathGames.com is a free site because IPMG Publishing is at the forefront of digital design and development of educational games and activities. The math games and activities are proprietary, so IPMG Publishing is happy to give them away as a means to help parents and teachers save money, time and make math fun for learners!
Joanne Jacobs is the author of Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea and the Charter School That Beat the Odds. After many years as a syndicated op-ed columnist and a San Jose Mercury News editorial writer, she left newspapers to write her book, start an education blog at joannejacobs.com and freelance for newspapers, magazines, web sites and policy groups.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was established by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teaching in United States high schools. The Foundation’s programs include the KSTF Research Fellowships and its signature program, the KSTF Teaching Fellowships, which awards exceptional young men and women with a five-year fellowship as they embark on careers teaching high school science and mathematics. For more information visit www.kstf.org.
Victor Lana is a native of New York City, where he has studied acting, writing, and literature. He received a doctorate in English from St. John’s University, New York, and has taught at every level in education. Many of his stories and articles have been published in print and online magazines. He had authored A Death in Prague (2002), Move (2003) and The Savage Quiet September Sun: A Collection of 9/11 Stories. His new novel, Like a Passing Shadow will be available soon. Please check out his blog here.
Daniel A. Loan has been in education for the past thirty years at Denver Academy, a unique private school, which is focused on developing the intellectual, social, physical and moral potentials of students with learning differences. Through the years, Mr. Loan has been a classroom teacher, Head of high school, Director of Boarding, Dean of School and Director of Admissions. Currently Mr. Loan is a member of Senior Staff and the Director of Communications and Enrollment.
Mr. Loan has consulted for Project Intercept, a teacher training program that has been implemented in school districts in New York, Texas, Louisiana and the Virgin Islands. He has also coached baseball, basketball and soccer.
He earned his B.A.in Education from the University of Northern Colorado, Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society.
Victoria Lovejoy has been an administrator and educator for more than twenty years. She has worked at both public and private schools at grade levels ranging from Kindergarten through Junior College. Dr. Lovejoy has a BA in Biology, a Master’s in Secondary Math and Science Education, and a doctorate degree in Education Technology from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Lovejoy is the new director of PODetc (Professional Online Development from the Educational Technology Community).
Ms. Luca is the head of Information Services at Toorak College in Mt.Eliza, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. She’s fascinated by Web 2.0 applications and their potential in educational settings. She’s currently involved in the International Cohort of Powerful Learning Practice, a job-embedded professional development initiative begun by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson. Ms. Luca assisted them in the formation of the Australian arm of this cohort and Toorak College has been the host school for face to face meetings.