Category: Spotlight

Teacher of the Month: Donna Cabrera

Congratulations to this month’s teacher of the month, Donna Cabrera, a Family & Consumer Sciences Middle School teacher from Pennsylvania. While this is her first year teaching FACS, she is no stranger to the classroom, having taught Special Education for 10 years.

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Spotlight on a FACS Blog: Kayla Pins

Sometimes the non-school related blogs I follow do a blog hopping where they share other people’s blogs. I thought that would be a great idea to do this with Family & Consumer Science teachers who write their own blogs. The featured blog in this post belongs to Kayla Pins, a Health and Family & Consumer Sciences teacher, who hails from Iowa and teaches grades 7-12 at Cascade Jr.-Sr. High School. I email interviewed Kayla some questions about her blog…so read on to learn more and see some of the impressive lessons she has to offer!

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Kitchen Safety Chart for Kids

Teach about kitchen safety? Who doesn’t need a visual reminder from time to time of how to be safe in the kitchen, especially when working with younger students? This chart was created and shared by middle school FACS teacher, Debbie Madson, from Virginia.

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Teacher of the Month: Kelli Cothran

This month’s teacher of the month is Kelli Cothran, a Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing teacher at ​Prosper High School in Texas. She is a second year teacher, and Oklahoma State graduate who LOVES what she does.

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May’s Teacher of the Month: Elizabeth Wilhelm

Elizabeth Wilhelm is May’s teacher of the month. If you think you are an innovative Family Consumer Science teacher enter to win the FACS Teacher of the Month competition by sending us your story!

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April’s FACS Teacher of the Month: Lindsey Lewis

This month’s Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Month is Lindsey Lewis FACS teacher and Electives Department Head at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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4-H: A FACS Friendly Youth Development Program

4-H is a youth development program funded by your state’s land grant college. It is run formally by cooperative extension agents, then parent club leaders & volunteers. Typically 4-H is associated with animals specifically raising & showing them. However, 4-H is so much more than animals. 4-H has been around for over 100 years and is based on the concept of projects.

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October’s FACS Teacher of the Month: Mindy Rose

This month’s Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Month is Mindy Rose, a high school teacher in Louisiana. This is her 1st year teaching and she claims to, “still be on cloud nine!” Over the last 17 years she…

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July’s Innovative FACS Teacher of the Month: Rachel Baxter

This month’s Innovative Family Consumer Science Teacher is Rachel Baxter, a high school FACS teacher in Mobile, Alabama. She’s taught FACS for five years now as her second career. She was inspired to become a FACS teacher by her sister…

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Teacher of the Month: Karen Conklin

Karen Conklin has been a Family and Consumer Science teacher for 19 years and she is currently teaching middle school in central Connecticut. I had the distinct privileged of interviewing her while she was attending the Twist Craft Fair–a craft show she says is “inspiring, a place to get ideas, and keep up on the latest trends.”

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