41 WEAC members are named Kohl Teacher Fellows for 2016

Forty-one WEAC members from throughout the state have been named Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows for 2016. Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.

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Be passionate, caring and dynamic, Teachers of the Year tell future educators

Be passionate, get to know your students, and always go the extra mile. That was just some of the advice offered Saturday by three recent Wisconsin Teachers of the Year who spoke to a roomful of teachers-to-be at one of the dozens of sessions at the 2016 WEAC Professional Issues Conference in Wisconsin Dells. “Live what you teach,” said 2016 Teacher of Year Roger King of Holmen.

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Racine’s Megan Larson named ‘Top Teacher’

Megan Larson, a French teacher at Racine Case High School and a WEAC and Racine Education Association member, has been honored as a Top Teacher by WISN TV, Milwaukee. “I’m excited,” the 13-year veteran teacher said about being a teacher. “I like school, I like being here. This is a fun place where great things happen. So when I walk in here I know it’s a fresh day and I’m going to have some wins and I’m going to have some challenges, but we’re going to get through this together.”

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What is a paraeducator?

In this blog , written with help from Menomonie Middle School Paraeducator and WEAC member Lynnn Goss, Menomonie School District Administrator Joe Zydowski says paraeducators are “critical partners in meeting the needs of the whole child. In addition to supporting teachers and the curriculum being taught, paras build relationships with students and staff in an effort to best meet the needs of students.”

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Peter Kritsch, Oregon High School

Mr. Kritsch is a colleague of mine at Oregon High School and was my daughter Allison’s science teacher during her time here. She is now a sophomore at U.W.-Madison and owes a significant portion of her academic success to the mentoring, academic leadership, and love of science that Mr. Kritsch demonstrated everyday to his students. […]

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