Heather Buskirk

Guest Blogger

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 Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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