It's been a long, strange trip, and I think even those who believe most in me, my family, are still pinching themselves as to the reality of my career choice. However, I believe that being a student who struggled to make education a priority in high school serves me well as a high school English teacher. I've worked in several school districts in differing capacities, but I believe my place is in the classroom: it's where I can make the most difference and work collaboratively for change with my peers.
Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!
That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules.
Do you mind passing my message along to students and your colleagues again?
Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a nationwide Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get more students involved from Ohio!
You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!