Gold Stars

On this page, TeacherJay wanted to share with everyone the Gold Stars that he has given out. Like an incentive chart that can be seen in many classrooms, TeacherJay wished to acknowledge the positive efforts he has seen by many in the field of education.

  Date Person/Group Reason Given
March 11, 2008 Billy Hudson For getting some schoolbuses in rural Arkansas connected to the web and thereby allowing for some mLearning onboard.
November 19, 2007 Amazon.com’s Kindle For bringing a device to the marketplace that may actually have a chance of making it easier for kids to get books and to increase the availability of reading materials.
September 26, 2007 St. John’s University For implementing a program to use SMS text messages to alert students of a dangerous situation – a student with a gun – and a campus lockdown.
September 16, 2007 Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, Brøderbund, and the Learning Company For being some of the pioneering programmers of educational software.
September 11, 2007 Kanye West For creating a PSA to support Strong American Schools’ ED in 08 project bringing education to the table in the 2008 presidential election.
September 5, 2007 Harry K. Wong & Rosemary T. Wong The authors of The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher for promoting strategies that will lead to more effective teaching methods, and more classroom time spend on academics, as well as reminding teachers that they are professionals and what that entails.
August 20, 2007 U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings For appearing on the May 22, 2007 episode of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and showing a human side.
August 14, 2007 Mayor Michael Bloomberg Implementing a program to provide free breakfast for all students in NYC public schools to receive free breakfast.
July 9, 2007 Schools in Madison, WI Turning down federal funding to go with an unproven reading program over the one they had been using and shown to be effective.
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