Karen Hermann

Carolina Classrooms: Celebrating Teachers (Watch Online)

By Karen Hermann

Image from May 2019 Carolina ClassroomsCarolina Classrooms, ETV’s monthly educational series, celebrates teachers with a special program featuring segments with finalists for our new SC Teacher of the Year and profiles of other outstanding South Carolina educators. Watch May 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. on SCETV!

Carolina Classrooms: Applying for College - Available Online Now!

By Karen Hermann

Carolina Classrooms: Applying for College PanelistCarolina Classrooms: Applying for College airs March 27, 7:00 – 8:00 PM on SCETV. The hour-long program features an important panel discussion with the Commission on Higher Education and admissions representatives from South Carolina colleges and universities. These professionals provide key information about the college application process and offer advice to high school students.

Resources for Healthy Nutrition

By Karen Hermann

Peas, carrots, and corn arranged on a plate to look like a flower. A fork reaches for one of the carrots. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Kids Eat Right Month™ in August by offering tips and resources to promote healthy eating. For more information on healthy eating habits, check out https://www.eatright.org/for-kids or https://www.choosemyplate.gov . Bon appétit!

How to Teach Your Children Healthy Eating Habits

By Karen Hermann

A family shares a meal at the table. Christy Maloney, LD, LDN offers some suggestions on teaching healthy eating habits to children. She says involving kids in the preparation of meals not only teaches them good habits, but also makes them more interested in the food they are eating.

Teacher Engagement in the Education Process

By Karen Hermann

Dr. Lisa Johnson, Associate Dean of the Richard W. Riley School of Education at Winthrop UniversityDr. Lisa Johnson, Associate Dean of the Richard W. Riley School of Education at Winthrop University, says teacher engagement in the political process, including voting, is the best way for teachers to make their voices heard in South Carolina. At Winthrop University, part of teacher training is an awareness of the education process.

Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands

By Karen Hermann

Students in the BOOM Program learned construction techniques by building small houses. Richland School Districts One and Two, Lexington-Richland District Five, Midlands Education & Business Alliance, S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, Midlands Workforce and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina partnered with Midlands Technical College to offer the BOOM program. BOOM stands for Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands and is an effort to provide qualified candidates for jobs in the construction field, and to assist students who may not otherwise receive a diploma.

The Watering Hole

By Karen Hermann

The Watering Hole logoCandace G. Wiley and Monifa Lemons created The Watering Hole as a place to encourage and promote poets of color in the south. They also offer school workshops and summer camps to students to teach creative writing, self-confidence, and communications skills. Candace says she was influenced by South Carolina poet Nikky Finney and that her writing is putting people like Candace's grandparents "into a tangible form and saying these people existed in South Carolina, and we won't be silent about it. Now we have some kind of representation that we can pass to people as we meet them...because they...

Jeff Maxey - 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

By Karen Hermann

Jeff Maxey - 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the YearOn May 2, 2018, Jeff Maxey was selected as South Carolina's 2019 Teacher of the Year. A special education resource teacher at Starr Elementary School in Anderson District 3, Mr. Maxey started his career as a minister, but decided to become a teacher after visiting schools and seeing a need for educators. He says, "I specifically saw needs for male teachers to come alongside students that didn't have as many male figures in their life to support them. I specifically saw needs where I could impact my world through education, and so I wholeheartedly jumped into the teaching field and went back...

Erin Fox - 2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

By Karen Hermann

2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Erin Fox2018 South Carolina State Teacher of the Year Erin Fox has spent the past year traveling and meeting with legislators, educators, and students. Her experiences have broadened her view of education and education policy. She shared some advice for next Teacher of the Year, Jeff Maxey, and told us about her plans for the future.

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