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"Super Scientist" Glen Beitmen, former Edison Winter Estates Wild Wizard, joins us to talk about why you should bring the whole family to STEMtastic on February 8th and he shows us a few science experiments that are cheap, easy, and fun!

Posted by Adam Wright  On Feb 04, 2020 at 8:41 AM
Ever wondered what a woolly mammoth tooth looks like? How about the claw of a giant ground sloth? Why did the megalodon go extinct? Gulf Middle School science teacher Dr. Charles O'Connor shows us his incredible collection of fossils, explains how he found them, and shares his knowledge of ancient animals.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Jan 27, 2020 at 10:41 AM
North Fort Myers High School Global Perspectives teacher Jeremy Ridgeo joins us to discuss why he wants to teach his students how to think and not what to think, why it's important for them to have face-to-face conversations about big issues, and we nerd out over the show "Mad Men".

Posted by Adam Wright  On Jan 21, 2020 at 8:35 AM

Chief Financial Officer Dr. Ami Desamours explains why she returned to the School District of Lee County, she gives us an update on the revenue generated so far by the half-cent sales tax, and we discuss teacher pay.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Dec 16, 2019 at 10:20 AM
Family & Community Engagement Specialist Kelly Harijono joins us to discuss how family engagement can help students succeed in both the classroom and in life, tips on how to be more engaged in your child's learning, and how teachers can better engage with families.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Nov 25, 2019 at 9:23 AM

Tammy Scott (Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) joins us to discuss student attendance around the holidays, how being absent can negatively affect their future achievement, and why she loves a certain book the purplest.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Nov 19, 2019 at 11:55 AM

Cypress Lake High grad Callie Atkinson ('17) joins us to discuss what it's like to be a featured singer on a cruise ship, why it's important for young people to explore the performing arts, and she gives an inexplicable answer to which character from 'The Office' is her favorite.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Nov 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM

East Lee County High School U.S. and African American History teacher Charles Morrison joins us to discuss what it meant to be named the 2019 winner of the Dr. Theron Trimble Social Studies Teacher of the Year (high school), how he relates to his students, and what surprised him the most about teaching.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Nov 04, 2019 at 11:49 AM

Matthew Kaye, Coordinator for K-12 Social Studies and Advanced Courses, joins us to talk about how civics is taught in our schools, why it's important, and which Ninja Turtle represents Abraham Lincoln.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Oct 14, 2019 at 8:24 AM

Dunbar High School cyber security teacher Mark Dunaway joins us to talk about his experience as a Navy Commander tracking Somali pirates, election interference tactics used by foreign agents, and how to protect yourself from identity theft.

Posted by Adam Wright  On Sep 30, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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