Mark Westpfahl Blog HeaderWhy Artifacts Help This History Teacher Captivate His Students

Mark Westpfahl teaches 6th and 7th grade History at Capitol Hill Magnet School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He doesn’t want to teach in a lackluster environment,  so Mark fills his room with engaging “artifacts” that tell stories. “A classroom that’s just dull, drab, or a little bit boring doesn’t inspire kids to want to learn,” said […]

Featured Teacher AprilTeacher-Funded Classroom Makes Collaboration a Top-Priority

Katherine Haulter teaches 92 students in her 6th and 8th grade Honors English classes at River Valley Middle School in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Her classroom’s budget is completely self-funded, so she has to rummage for class materials or spend her own money to supply them. She spends around $3,000 each year to keep her classroom stocked with […]