NLR's Dawn McLain wins $25,000 Milken teaching award | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, January 25, 2018

NLR's Dawn McLain wins $25,000 Milken teaching award

Posted By on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 3:44 PM

click to enlarge DAWN MCLAIN
  • DAWN MCLAIN

Dawn McLain, a sixth-grade math and science teacher at North Little Rock Middle School, is this year's Arkansas winner in the Milken Educator Awards.

She was lauded for down-to-earth hands-on learning of such subjects as robotics, design modeling and rocketry.

She got the surprise at a school assembly and is one of 44 honorees nationally this year.
A fuller rundown of her work and the award can be found here.

Excerpt:

Dawn McLain believes in educating the whole child. The sixth-grade science and math teacher wants her students at Arkansas' North Little Rock Middle School to succeed academically, of course, but she's equally focused on helping them build life skills that will help them succeed into adulthood. McLain encourages hands-on learning, including robotics, design modeling and interactive activities like tug-of-war. After attending the Honeywell Educators Space Academy program, McLain brought back information, projects and curriculum available to all teachers at the school. Her hands-on approach has boosted North Little Rock’s science scores by 7% and has helped students at all levels find success. Under McLain's guidance, one special education student who had been struggling designed a special door that ended up hanging on a nearby farmhouse; the student is now flourishing after seeing his project come to life.

Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Mike Anderson out as Razorback basketball coach

    MIke Anderson has been fired as Razorback basketball coach.
    • Mar 26, 2019
  • Can Donald Trump block critics on Twitter? (And if he can't .....)

    An appeals court heard arguments today on whether Donald Trump can block critics on Twitter. He argues it's his personal account (as, for example, Sen. Jason Rapert does in blocking people from his social media.) The judges seem to have doubts about Trump's argument.
    • Mar 26, 2019
  • Senate endorses 'constitutional carry'

    In a vote without legal meaning, the Senate voted 24-5 today in support of a resolution "clarifying" that Arkansas is "a constitutional carry state, with no permit required to carry a handgun, either unconcealed or concealed."
    • Mar 26, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Sabin's subterfuge in the race for mayor has roots in rigged city government

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that an ethics complaint has been filed saying that the exploratory committee Rep. Warwick Sabin created to prepare for a run for Little Rock mayor was a subterfuge to avoid the city ordinance that doesn't allow campaign fundraising to begin until five months before the November 2018 election.Of course it is.
    • Aug 10, 2017
  • Use of solar on the rise in Arkansas

    With a pivotal ruling expected any day now from the Public Service Commission, Kyle Massey at Arkansas Business reports on the increase in Arkansans adding solar generation units on their homes and business.
    • Apr 13, 2018
  • Antwan Phillips wants to make a difference in reducing Little Rock violence

    KARK/Fox 16's push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings.
    • Aug 30, 2017

Slideshows

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation