Ok...maybe a bit extreme but interesting..
Kim Bearden is an award-winning educator of over twenty years. Her unique combination of innovation, discipline and creativity transform average classrooms to remarkable learning centers! She delivers inspiring keynote messages to thousands of educators each year. Bearden has received numerous awards for her creative and dynamic teaching styles, among which she was chosen from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American Teacher Awards Outstanding Middle School Humanities Teacher. -- read more about her HERE
Ron L. Clark, Jr. is an American educator, currently teaching in
Atlanta, Georgia, who has worked with disadvantaged students in rural
North Carolina and Harlem, New York City. He is known for his books on
teaching children in middle schools. -- read more about him HERE
Together they founded the Ron Clark Academy, a nonprofit middle school in Southeast Atlanta that promotes innovation and engages its students through energetic and creative ways of teaching balanced by a strict code of discipline. Their 5th-8th graders represent various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities from across the metro region. The school is inclusive, benefiting students regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status or religion. Families are asked to pay tuition on a sliding scale that is designed to make the Academy affordable for all children.
-- learn more HERE