Educator Insights


Virginia Milken Educators React to the Violence in Charlottesville

Milken Educator Wade Whitehead encourages teachers to bring Unsung Heroes into their classrooms to inspire students to stand up for what they believe in.

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60 Powerful Tributes from Students to Unsung Heroes

LMC Fellow Bill Smithyman's class attends their Unsung Hero project screening.
LMC Fellow Bill Smithyman reflects on the impact of the Unsung Hero projects with a screening for family, friends, and the heroes themselves.

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The ArtEffect – Art and Social Justice

Andrea Howard (second from left) with 2017 ArtEffect Project grand prize winner Molly Cahill (center).
Tennessee Arts Education Association Secondary Chair Andrea Howard reflects on the Lowell Milken Center ArtEffect Project.

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Engaging Students Through Unsung Heroes Projects

LMC Fellow Robert O'Donnell works with students on their Unsung Hero Project.
In the first ever Educator Insights VLOG, LMC Fellow Robert O'Donnell documents the Unsung Heroes Project process at Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Projects That Bring Unsung Heroes to Life

Milken Educator Bill Smithyman and his class visit the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
As inspiration for their own Unsung Heroes projects, Milken Educator Bill Smithyman (KS '15) and his students explore LMC.

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Unsung Heroes Projects: Engaging and Significant

LMC Fellow Terry Kaldhusdal's student displays her Unsung Hero Project.
LMC Fellow Terry Kaldhusdal understands that projects should engage students, while having a lasting impact. Unsung Heroes Projects fit the bill perfectly.

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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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