HMH Learning Moments

HMH Learning Moments

Focused on the ever-changing learning landscape. From educators in the classroom to leaders outside of the field of education, every moment is a chance to create connections, share stories, and explore the ideas and innovations that will influence the future. Read our blog, Shaped, at hmhco.com/blog. HMH Learning Moments is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; We are The Learning Company™, inspiring the thinkers and doers of tomorrow.... Show More

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Georgette McClain is a Life Sciences teacher at Blanchester High School in Blanchester, Ohio, where she has taught for twelve years. Georgette holds her bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, where she studied Biology and Secondary Education, and earned her master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 2015, Georgette added a Principal license to her teaching certific... Read more

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Alexa Tegtmeier is a third-grade teacher at Curtis Guild Elementary, which is part of Boston Public Schools. Alexa has been teaching for five years and just completed her second year at Curtis Guild. While she was an undergraduate student at Northeastern University, Alexa took a class in urban education that inspired her to volunteer with JumpStart through AmeriCorps. Then, with Teach for America, Alexa taught a summer school cours... Read more

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Donna Gradel is the 2019 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year award. Host Rose Else-Mitchell first met Donna in Washington, D.C., earlier this year at a reception for all of the state Teachers of the Year. Today’s episode was recorded via phone.Donna teaches environmental science and innovative research at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Along with her students, Donna ... Read more

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Brittany Mamphey is a 5th grade reading, language arts, and social studies teacher at Mt. Healthy North Elementary School in the Mt. Healthy City Schools District within Cincinnati, Ohio, where she has taught since 2013. She is a 2012 graduate of Bowling Green State University and completed her master’s degree at Miami University (Oxford) in 2016 in the areas of transformative urban education and curriculum development and has just... Read more

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Amanda Rack is a 1st grade teacher at Knob Hill Elementary School in San Marcos, California, about 45 miles from the border with Mexico. Amanda is a new mother and returned to her classroom after maternity leave midway through this school year. She gives her all—and more—to her students and to her family, yet like many mothers, she struggles with feeling like her best is not good enough. The HMH Learning Moments: Teachers in Americ... Read more

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Wilson Boardman is a 5th grade teacher at the Curtis Guild Elementary School, part of Boston Public Schools system, in East Boston, Massachusetts. Wilson has taught in Boston for three years and previously he taught fourth and fifth grades for two years in Denver, Colorado. Wilson received his master’s from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.The HMH Learning Moments: Teachers in America series, hosted by HMH’s Chief ... Read more

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The HMH Learning Moments: Teachers in America series, hosted by HMH’s Chief Learning Officer, Rose Else-Mitchell, profiles K–12 teachers across the country. Hear firsthand from the people who are shaping young lives in the classroom every day.Our first guest, Rachel Swartz, is a 6th grade ELA teacher at the David A. Stein Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, a public school for students in Grades 6–12 in the Bronx, New York City. Rachel ... Read more

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