Each week during the school year, K103 and Concordia University will honor a local educator. Each week, our honored educator recieves:
$103 Gift Card from Office Max provided by Concordia University
Crystal Apple Award is a beautifully sculpted reminder of achievement and commitment to students and education, sponsored by K103 and Concordia University
World Foresty Center Field Trip - a free Discovery Museum field trip at the World Forestry Center for up to 70 kids.
Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship winner will be randomly drawn from this year's Educator of the Week honorees. Teacher education has been the cornerstone of Concordia University for more than 100 years, and this scholarship is one way that Concordia joins students and the community to thank educators for all they do!
All of this year's weekly winners of the EOW are eligible • scholarship redeemable for one graduate or undergraduate course up to three (3) credits, with selection from among all courses available at Concordia University on-campus, online or off-site. • Course selection will be on a space available basis • winner must be qualified for the courses they select. (For example, someone without a bachelor's degree would not qualify for a graduate level course.) • The course must be started within 12 months of the award. • Fees and books are not included. • If a recipient chooses not to take a course, there will be no monetary compensation or reimbursement, and there will be no cash reimbursement if a recipient withdraws from a course for any reason. • Additional restrictions may apply.
I would like to nominate a teacher who is the best! Her name is Sarika Mosley. She taught 5th grade last year at Aloha Huber Park Elementary K-8, two way immersion class, but this year, due to layoffs and transfers, has been bumped up to teaching 6th grade. She has high expectations and motivates her students to do their best. She works with them before school and on lunch break too. To get the goodwill going she starts every school year with Krispie Creme donuts for the class. Even though half of her students are ESL (English as a Second Language) students, she got 84% of her class to pass a math test on fractions, the hardest unit. She motivated them by promising an indoor camping day to practice math at home and each of them gathered 1,000 points. The whole class did it and they got their indoor camping day. She set a mock fire, made s’mores, had treats and they had a great time. She does not believe in individual rewards as a motivational tool, but does believe in group rewards for doing good, and making progress. It uplifts the whole class and motivates the brilliant kids to help and motivate the challenged kids. The learning environment in class is better with less disruptions. Sarika motivates her students by demanding the best from them. “Leaving a place better than you found it”, is a quote she uses ALL of the time. In short, by the end of the school year, her students leave with a better self image than they came in with and are ready to take on the world with self confidence. To truly know how great a teacher she is you should go and spend a day in her class; you will want to go back to school and be in her class.
Congratulations Sarika Mosely from K103!