Class in the news after Ludacris announces contest winner [KGun9 News & Arizona Daily Star]

I always tell my students, “put in the work and good things will happen.” As we went into Winter Break, students received some reinforcement to that notion as well as a little press for a competition in which they all participated in [read more about competition]. Although there could only be one winner, they all enjoyed hearing about their class as well as school in the news. They also, of course, enjoyed receiving a special shout out from Ludacris (see here). Above is footage from KGun9 News, and I was also able to find an article on the Arizona Daily Star. I didn’t have any luck finding KVOA Channel 4’s news article and/or footage, but we appreciate them as well. All in all, it was a good way to end 2013. I’m glad the news was able to shine some light on such positivity as well as help me reinforce that notion that working hard actually paying off. Looking forward to an even better 3rd & 4th Quarter in 2014…

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KVOA Channel 4 News Comes to Class #JonathanMartin

Earlier in the week, my class participated in a view and respond about Jonathan Martin and his bad experience with bullying while playing for the Miami Dolphins. In an effort to let Mr. Martin know he has about 60 kids in his corner from Tucson, I figured I would send an email to a couple of news outlets in hopes the letters would get some attention. KVOA News was happy to oblige. The students really enjoyed the news coming out this morning. They are finding their voices at this age, and this was a good way to reinforce that their voices are being heard. They are also thrilled that they will be on the 6 o’clock news!

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