Mad About Science – a week-long salute to amazing science teachers

I approached my television producer with this idea several months ago... let's invite viewers to nominate their favorite science teacher to receive a special visit from our morning crew at their school during our "Mad About Science" week at 9NEWS. My producer didn't even have to think twice about the idea - do it! Within the first few hours after we [...]

Laugh! Here come teachers with humor

Comedian, motivational speaker and magician Brad Montgomery has three children, ages 4, 7 and 8. My own kids are 6 and twins aged 3. All we have to do is tell each other what the kids did and we have plenty to laugh about. The same thing happens with teachers. Just write down the funny things that happen throughout the year. You can [...]

Make $1000 writing a lesson plan… JUST DO IT!

When opportunities like this comes knocking... answer the door! Teachers are encouraged to enter lessons for grades K-8 that highlight innovative investigations and exciting experiments on the subject of chemistry for an opportunity to win cash awards from the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF). The Foundation will award $1,000 as first prize, $500 for 2nd place entries, and $250 for 3rd place [...]