January Teacher of the Month - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Cave City, Keith Boles Reports

January Teacher of the Month

CAVE CITY, (KAIT) For many teachers it seems they are locked in by all the rules and standards they must abide by.

Strictly teaching for the test out of the book.

Januarys Teacher of the Month combines his love of the outdoors with school lessons.

Out of the book, and out of the classroom.

Ed Turnbough, from Cave City Middle School. "I see a need to get the children out doors today. You can incorporate the bench marks and outdoor activities."

Granted it was snowing the day we were in Cave City so it was a regular class day but looking around Ed Turnbough's class room tells you a lot about his teaching year starting with the rockets.

Turnbough, "Every child gets a kit we put together we launch. We have two fishing derbies, I teach them how to cast and tie hooks, the kites, they love the kites. The archery things like that we do that normally they would not have got to do."

A veteran of 28 years of teaching, Turnbough decided to change his style and step away from the book a bit.

Shanae Snow, 6th Grader, "In magnet class we have built CO-2 dragsters, and the magnet class last year went camping and they shot bows."

Most of these outdoor events take place right behind the new high school. Ponds and nature trails just for educational purposes.

Turnbough, "I'm more of an outdoor teacher than indoors."

Since he generally teaches all of the sixth graders anticipation runs high in fifth grade.

Turnbough, "Fifth graders are already wondering how you get into the science magnet and already talking about rockets and things like that that they get to do."

Josh England, "He's not just reading from the book and telling you to memorize this and this. He's connecting with the students."

Turnbough, "I know I don't reach everybody but every once in a while I'll see somebody gives me a really great answer or things like that and I know I'm getting through to some of them."

Turnbough says he appreciates all the help he gets from the school and the community. He reflected a little on his unusual teaching style.

"I try to make it interesting. Sometimes I get a little too entertaining and get off the subject now and then but I do still love teaching."

If you would like to nominate your favorite teacher, go over to  the Teacher of the Year link and fill out the form.

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Man arrested in rape case in Independence County

    Man arrested in rape case in Independence County

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:01:30 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:41:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    An Independence County man admitted to authorities that he had sex with a juvenile at least 20 times, according to a probable cause affidavit in the case. 

    An Independence County man admitted to authorities that he had sex with a juvenile at least 20 times, according to a probable cause affidavit in the case. 

  • Mountain lion spotted in region

    Mountain lion spotted in region

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:14:44 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:34:10 GMT
    A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)
    A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)A mountain lion was spotted earlier this year in the Mammoth Spring area, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)

    The sighting of a mountain lion earlier this year in the region has officials with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission asking area residents to be careful. 

    The sighting of a mountain lion earlier this year in the region has officials with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission asking area residents to be careful. 

  • Man arrested in animal cruelty case

    Man arrested in animal cruelty case

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:43:05 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:15:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Cross County man is facing five animal cruelty type charges after authorities discovered a dog living in deplorable conditions as well as dead animals found on a property, according to Wynne police. 

    A Cross County man is facing five animal cruelty type charges after authorities discovered a dog living in deplorable conditions as well as dead animals found on a property, according to Wynne police. 

Powered by Frankly