Heather Buskirk

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Teacher/Instructional Methods Advisor

Albany, New York

Heather Buskirk is an instructional methods advisor at K12 and a National Board-certified teacher with years of experience designing project-based learning. Buskirk was an integral part of designing and teaching at HFM PTECH, a project-based learning and career-focused, early college high school in New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics and her master’s in teaching with a physics certification from the University of Virginia.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2020

Project-Based Learning Can Show Students That What They Study Matters in the ‘Real World’

Both formal research and experience suggest that when students have fun, they are more likely to be engaged and retain…

By Heather Buskirk

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 26, 2021

We All Hate Professional Development, But Some of Y’all Need It

Teachers enjoy the summer break, too. However, depending on when school gets out, summer vacation may be winding down already. If that is the case…

By Andrew Pillow

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