Educator Insights


Mrs. H’s Unsung Hero Empower Hour

Madeline Hanington's Empower Hour students present their Unsung Hero Project.
LMC Fellow Madeline Hanington walks us through her students' experience with the project-based learning Unsung Heroes Project.

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Teaching Relevance and Meaning

LMC Fellow Stacey Donaldson's student Tangela meets with Mrs. Devine's daughter Barbara Russell Reed.
LMC Fellow Stacey Donaldson knew that project-based learning and the Unsung Hero Project were the perfect fit for students to learn about their community.

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Prioritizing Honor: Finding the Time for Unsung Heroes

Students Karissa, Cailey, and Peter work together on their Unsung Hero Project in LMC Fellow Monica Washington's class.
LMC Fellow Monica Washington's students are extremely busy, but they make time for their Unsung Hero project because they recognize its importance.

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Our Journey to Find a STEM Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero project got LMC Fellow Sarah Vann's students excited about learning. Follow their journey to discovering two STEM Unsung Heroes.

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The Most Important Profession in the World

LMC Fellow Mareike Hachemer gives her Ted Talk in January 2017.
Watch LMC Fellow Mareike Hachemer's Ted Talk about looking at teaching, the most important profession in the world, from a different perspective.

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Reflection and Impact: Melissa Noack’s Experience with The ArtEffect Project

LMC Fellow Melissa Noack's class works on their Unsung Heroes Projects.
LMC Fellow Melissa Noack shares her experience with The ArtEffect Project, from first hearing about it to the lasting impact it's had on her students.

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The Power of Projects within the Mathematics Classroom

LMC Fellow Annette Hildebrandt's students with their Unsung Hero project.
LMC Fellow Annette Hildebrandt expands on the power of using project-based learning in the mathematics curriculum.

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Expanding the Classroom

Lowell Milken Center Fellow Shelley Self
Lowell Milken Center Fellow Shelley Self takes learning outside the classroom as the art club decorates storefronts for the holiday season.

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For the Sake of Humanity, Teach the Humanities: Liberal arts education is essential to good citizenship

(via Education Week) Dr. Jim Haas, a 1993 Milken Educator, explores the value of liberal arts education.

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Ownership in Learning

Lowell Milken Center Fellow Nate McAlister stands with his students who won the 2016 Discovery Award.
LMC Fellow Nate McAlister describes how the Unsung Heroes Project lets students own their learning while teaching them life-long skills.

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