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Classroom Heroes

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

Emily E. Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Emily E. Smith

There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices.

Classroom Heroes: D.C. Performer Teaches With Song And Dance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Paige Hernandez has found a profession for herself mixing two crafts, teaching and performing arts. She is a teaching artist, an actress and dancer wh...

Classroom Heroes: Agriculture Teacher Adewale Alonge Cultivates Global Citizens

The Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ed. note: An earlier version of this story, based on interviews with Alonge, indicated that he taught his Ajifolokun 20 years ago. Alonge later rememb...

Classroom Heroes: Retired Air Force Major Michael Weiland Gives His Students Wings

The Huffington Post | Lauren Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When Michael Weiland's social studies class learns about Thomas Edison, they listen to an authentic wind up phonograph. When it's time for a lecture o...

Classroom Heroes: NY Math Teacher Howard A. Stern Uses Ingenuity To Overcome Failure Statistics

The Huffington Post | Susan S. Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Howard A. Stern is a public school teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School, the third-largest high school in the New York City and one of the largest in...

Classroom Heroes: Math Teacher Adam Gray's Equation For Success (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Monument High School (MHS) in South Boston has just under 400 students. In the past three years, MHS has had the fourth-highest drop out rate and the ...

Classroom Heroes: Former NYPD Cop Keeps Teens Inspired, Off The Streets

The Huffington Post | Lauren Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Anthony Mullen's thick Bronx accent and tough demeanor gave him his street cred for the 20 years that he patrolled New York City as a cop. The 50-year...

Classroom Heroes: Rafe Esquith's Mission To Share Shakespeare With His Students

The Huffington Post | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Sir Ian McKellen and the members of England's Royal Shakespeare Company sat in rapt attention inside an inner-city Los Angeles classroom. They watche...

Classroom Heroes: Harriett Ball Sings Students To Success (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Four years ago, Connie Walthall and her son Tony knocked on the door of Harriett Ball's Texas home. The young man and his mother were eager to surpri...