Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My 15 Minutes of Fame

School is just starting to slide into a regular routine.  My AP Biology kids are hatching butterflies.   Actually we are accounting for the biomass and energy exchanges within an ecosystem, but it involves pretty butterflies.  This one was hanging out on Shelldon's shell this morning while I was at a meeting.  Anna took a picture for me.
Yesterday I was hanging out with my 9th grade biology classes learning about organic chemistry when the phone rang.  It was my assistant principal wanting to know what I was doing that day.  So I said we were using play-doh to model lipids and she asked if she could drop by with a news crew.  I thought she meant the one from our school announcements.  Instead, she showed up with a crew from the Orlando WESH 2 news.  They were doing a story about our school recently being rated as the best high school in the state.  So I was on the news!  My students were so excited!  Go look, you can see me doing my teaching thing.  Ryan is in there too, wearing an orange shirt and hanging out eating an apple with some girls at lunch.
So no sewing lately, but lots of good stuff is keeping me busy instead, so I will be thankful and enjoy every day.  

25 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Very cool! Teachers need some good PR! Glad the school year is off to a good start!

Debra said...

Congrats on the 15 min of fame. Nice to see education recognized. My SIL and BIL have been teachers in Leesburg, FL for 25+ years. The news spot is nice recognition.

Vicki W said...

Angela, that's fantastic!

gayle said...

Whoohoo and congrats!! It's always great to see education getting a boost. Good for you!

Cathy said...

That's a great piece on your school, and you are obviously a top-notch teacher. Kudos to you,

Sara said...

Good for you! It's always great to hear about positive news about our schools and hard working teachers, instead of the negative things that often make the news. Here in SD our state testing data will be released to the public in 2 weeks and that will no doubt cause of flurry of negative stories instead of focusing on the amazing classrooms around the state.

Sheila said...

Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! You work so hard and I'm happy to see that you have been recognized.

Judy D in WA said...

That was a great new story and you all did wonderful on camera. :)
How exciting for all of you to be a part of this fabulous school.

NancyA said...

Great story--congratulations. If this is a public school, a great model to show that public schools need not fail. You (and your students) did a great job on camera for not having any real warning!

sunny said...

Congrats on becoming famous! It's always nice to see positive stories about teachers and schools.

bunbear said...

congratulations! you should feel very proud of yourself. what an amazing environment the kids are allowed to learn in. night and day from the rigid classroom structure of the past. kudos to you!

Magpie Sue said...

How exciting! Congratulations! It's good to hear good things about teachers and schools instead of always the more negative aspects.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very exciting. I watched the broadcast link you provided. Great that your local news pays tribute to good stuff and not all the bad stuff happening. Great teaching job too. Bravo!!

Nell's Quilts said...

I knew there was something special about your dedication and involvement in not just the day to day classroom "stuff" but all the extra things you do for your students and professionally. The recognition is well deserved. Keep up the excellent work!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your 15 minutes of fame! How great is that to be recognized as the best school in the state! Students are lucky to have such a dedicated teacher.

Jennie in GA said...

Thankful for teachers like you who really care!!!

Pamela Arbour said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing. That was exciting!

Kate said...

That's pretty cool. Congratulations. Sounds like a wonderful place to work and go to school.

Sally T said...

Awesome Angela! And that's a style of learning the students can take with them through life.

Quiltdivajulie said...

How very, very exciting - I think I would have enjoyed science more in your classes than I did back in the 70s.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I loved the story! I detested biology and science in middle school...I think I'd have loved it if you were my teacher :) Don't even get me started on the horrible boring history teachers, lol..

make.share.give said...

How exciting! Yay for hands-on activities!

Quilter Kathy said...

Ohhh Angela, I am so proud of you!
So fun to see you at work, and being famous!
You rock!

Tammy Hutchinson said...

Loved your science class snippet! So nice to see choice for students, collaboration and hands on, etc. I'm in my 2nd year of retirement but miss the kids every day.

Andee said...

AWESOME to see you in your element! Cool to be the top school in the state and to see more into your day! Thanks for sharing, WHOOT WHOOT!