Wilshire park teacher wins $1,500 for economics lesson plan
A Wilshire Park Elementary School reading teacher is winning a $1,500 award for her novel approach to teaching kindergarteners about economics, using fairy tales and pizza.
Ann Shaw will receive the 3M Innovative Economic Educator Award at EconFest, an annual event put on by the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, at Thrivent Financial in Minneapolis Oct. 23.
The concert choir sang "Loch Lomond," with choir teacher Jason Etten conducting. Etten said he seeks to build communities in his classes. "Let's take it seriously, let's grow together," he said. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Cantus' Chris Foss lead the Irondale honors concert choir through a voice exercise that worked their vocal cords as well as the rest of their bodies. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
As students noisily streamed into third period honors concert choir class at Irondale High School the morning of Sept. 30, one student took a seat at the piano and played some familiar tunes.
Amid the hubbub, he started with Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" before segueing into Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." Large swaths of the 70 or so students in the class spontaneously chimed in, singing: "Do-on't stop, beliiiiiieving..."
They sang well. There was a palpable buzz in the air. Class started at 9:31.