“When an atmosphere of mutual respect has been established—when students know they are appreciated and accepted and trusted to do the hard work of learning,” said Smithline, “the classroom becomes a safe place to disagree and practice the difficult art of reasoned, meaningful debate.” Battle Ground Public Schools
Heather Smithline is an English teacher at Battle Ground High School (BGHS) For Battle Ground High School (BGHS) English teacher Heather Smithline, some of the most valuable skills growing minds can be taught are debate and discourse. The ability to hold constructive, meaningful conversations with t...
Heather Smithline is an English teacher at Battle Ground High School (BGHS) For Battle Ground High School (BGHS) English teacher Heather Smithline, some of the most valuable skills growing minds can be taught [...]
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards released its annual list of Accomplished School Districts earlier this fall, and school districts across Washington State once again dominated the list, including three districts in the ESD [...]
The ESD 112 Board of Directors recognized Camas special education teacher Amy Campbell for winning the state Teacher of the Year award. At their October 2019 board meeting, the ESD 112 Board of Directors presented [...]
With modernized Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula becoming more available every year across the country, teachers, school districts and ESDs have new opportunities to explore innovative ways of teaching science and math topics [...]