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Honored to have been interview and included in an issue of Josten’s “Advisor and Staff” magazine.

The magazine is designed for yearbook advisors and their staff.

http://issuu.com/jostens/docs/13-0538_fall_2013_adviser___staff

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getting_smart

Guest blog post written for www.GettingSmart.com on January 15, 2014.

In this blog post, I explain why great educational systems should be patterned after great classrooms.

http://gettingsmart.com/2014/01/treat-like-student/

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ferlazzo

In this guest blog post for Larry Ferlazzo’s (of EdWeek) blog, I talk about how to respond to bad days at work.

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/12/25/guest-post-from-national-teacher-of-the-year-bad-days-happen-to-all-of-us/

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reuters

Honored to have been included in this web article for Reuters, in which teachers were asked “What was the best gift you have ever been given by a parent?”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/us-teacher-gifts-holiday-idUSBRE9BA0WT20131211

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finley

After visiting with the Finley School District staff, the following article appeared in the Tri-City Herald.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/12/11/2726433/finley-school-district-helps-energize.html

parade

Parade Magazine online included Mr. Charbonneau in a listing of several teachers from the American Teacher Hero’s book.

http://www.parade.com/225880/iraphael/american-education-week-meet-some-of-the-countrys-most-inspiring-teachers/#jeffreycharbonneau_americanteacher_stevegibbons_pg36_72dpi

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morning sun

After touring through several locations in Kansas, including Lego North America, this newspaper article appeared in the Morning Sun newspaper.

http://www.morningsun.net/article/20131109/NEWS/131109827/2136/NEWS?tag=1&refresh=true

Alumnus of the Year

Jeff Charbonneau ‘00

College of Education & Professional Studies

President Obama chose to honor one of our very own, among the 3.2 million, with the National Teacher of the Year award, Jeff Charbonneau. Jeff will now serve as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year, traveling nationally and internationally as the ambassador for America’s teachers.

Jeff is a National Board Certified Teacher and began teaching science at Zillah High School in 2001. He has been instrumental in creating a series of demanding STEM offerings. In 2013, students will be able to earn college credit in four of Jeff’s classes. Jeff fills his plate with responsibilities designed to engage all kinds of students. Like many great teachers, Jeff is an advisor to a host of clubs, including drama and science. As the yearbook advisor, Jeff led his students in a historical preservation project to digitize all of Zillah’s yearbooks from 1919 to 2002.

Jeff has also designed an exciting robotic challenge open to students from across the state, which alone has served over 850 students from 43 school districts over the past 4 years. These opportunities have dramatically increase the interest in science at Zillah. This year over 60 percent of juniors are registered for Chemistry and one-third of seniors will take Physics. There is no doubt that Jeff has put his education to good use and has accomplished so much, making him the recipient of the Alumnus of the Year Award.

   

http://www.cwu.edu/alumni/2013-alumni-award-honorees

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Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 National Teacher of the Year, recently made his first visit to China with People to People.

We’re convinced there’s no place on earth where Mr. Charbonneau wouldn’t forge friendships, learn valuable lessons and find a rich array of teaching experiences to bring home to his students in Zillah, Washington.

We have enjoyed seeing Jeff tackle some cross-cultural challenges with impressive results, and every step of the way he’s breaking down global borders and increasing cultural intelligence (CQ).

In this great video, “Charb” (as his students like to call him) identifies three surprising insights he gained from just his first few hours in China. They include:

  1. Chinese hospitality and friendliness
  2. Modernity of Chinese cities
  3. Cultural ties to history

https://www.peopletopeople.com/blog/2013/10/3-insights-from-the-national-teacher-of-the-year-in-china

   

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50 Educators from across the USA have been highlighted in a book titled “American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom”.

Book Cover:

 

Washington state advertisement:

American Teacher Book

Publishers website:

http://www.welcomebooks.com/americanteacher/index.html

Thank a Million Teachers

1 October 2013

Farmers Insurance is trying to get the word out: Thank a Million Teachers!

Below is one of many, many teacher thank you’s that I need to make:

 

 

 

http://www.thanknevadateachers.com/partners-supporters/videos/

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“You just had to be there.”

It’s true – there are some things in this world that you just have to experience in person to fully appreciate.

Want to grasp the true historical and cultural impact of a person, place or thing? Sometimes you’ve gotta see it in person.

Those potent, awe-struck moments endure in memories, but will always be encapsulated in the moment.

National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau had one of his “you had to be there” moments while visiting the famed Terracotta Warriors in China with People to People.

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http://www.peopletopeople.com/blog/2013/09/when-teacher-meets-terracotta-warrior

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As an official sponsor of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ National Teacher of the Year Program, People to People enjoys a close relationship with some of the best teachers in the country, including 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau.

That’s why right now we’re currently traveling with him in China! And wherever you go with Jeff Charbonneau, it’s sure to be a cultural competency enhancing experience.

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http://www.peopletopeople.com/blog/2013/09/national-teacher-of-the-year-jeff-charbonneau-n-ho-china

 

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Sierra Vista – The Herald

Article by Elizabeth Mroz

“You can do it!”  Nothing instills confidence like these four words. It is important that you encourage your children to try everything good, and good for them.  When a subject in school seems difficult for your children, you must get them to try it until they “get it.”

sierra vista the herald

http://www.svherald.com/content/community/2013/09/10/359205

Stories from School (Blog of the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession)

The following entry is a guest-post from Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 National Teacher of the Year, 2013 Washington State Teacher, NBCT, and Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Teacher from Zillah HS.

 

http://www.storiesfromschool.org/2013/09/welcome-back-from-our-homegrown-national-teacher-of-the-year.html

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The Costco Connection Magazine – August, 2013. “Elements of Excellence”

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http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201308?pg=38#pg38

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ReadyWA.org “2013 National Teacher of the Year Supports Common Core State Standards and Increased Learning Expectations” http://www.readywa.org/jeff-charbonneau.html

 

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Ruralite Magazine

27 August 2013

Ruralite Magazine – August, 2013, “Innovative, Creative, and Inspiring”.

Ruralite Magazine

http://www.ruralite.org/national-teacher-of-the-year/

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America’s Best Teachers – Interview with 2013 National Teacher of the Year http://www.americasbestteachers.org/teacher-of-the-year-jeff-charbonneau/
 
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People to People Interview / Blog post

“Meet 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau, a teacher who greets his students each day with the words, “Welcome back to another day in paradise.” In Charbonneau’s classroom, self-limiting words are off-limits as he believes “student (and parent) confidence is the largest obstacle facing education.” This high school chemistry, physics, and engineering teacher from Zillah High School in Washington state says, “my greatest accomplishments are revealed each time a student realizes that he or she has an unlimited potential.”

http://www.peopletopeople.com/blog/2013/08/national-teacher-of-the-year-building-confidence-in-paradise

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By Dustin Daugherty

“We hear a lot these days about certain people having “The X Factor” – that non-specific set of special somethings that makes them an unstoppable force, a real generator of greatness in their chosen field.

Many of us have known someone we thought might have it, and just thinking about who is on TV and the radio at the moment, most of us can name dozens of people who seem to have it. All of us have probably had, at one time or another, a wish that we possessed this elusive X-Factor ourselves.  Indeed, perhaps you actually do.”

http://www.peopletopeople.com/blog/2013/08/national-teacher-of-the-year-rocks-it-with-obama

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By Doug Williams

“Celebrating education is not something that we see often in the media, as journalists are usually caught up reporting violence in schools or program and budget cuts. That wasn’t the case on April 23, 2013.

Much like the cool breeze that swept across the White House Rose Garden that day, there was hope in the day’s fresh air when President Barack Obama welcomed our country’s 54 greatest educators named in this year’s National Teacher of the Year Program from each state and four territories.

My own anticipation of visiting the White House for this event reminded me of the anticipation as a kid when my parents broke the news of our first trip to Disneyland: “WOW! I am really going?!” (pitter-patter, pitter-patter… que tossing and turning in bed the night before).”…..

http://globalcitizendaily.com/story/academic-edge/2013/07/national-teacher-of-the-year-crowned-at-white-house-the-x-factor

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NEA Today – “Speaking to nearly 9,000 fellow educators gathered at the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, the 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau proclaimed to the enthusiastic crowd that, make no mistake, there is much to be proud about public education in the United States.”

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http://neatoday.org/2013/07/05/2013-teacher-of-the-year-spread-the-word-public-education-is-succeeding/

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ATLANTA – July 05, 2013 –

High school teacher Jeff Charbonneau is a man on a mission. He wants to make chemistry and physics and engineering—the “hard” sciences he teaches at Zillah High School in Zillah, Wash.—more accessible and more engaging for students. He does that by creating interactive learning experiences, like the Zillah Robot Challenge, to help students learn and develop confidence in their abilities.

NEA Banner Photo

http://www.nea.org/home/56036.htm

For Photos from the NEA RA Speech go here:

13705 TOY Speech

http://www.flickr.com/photos/neapr/sets/72157634492874635/

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On June 19, Charbonneau sat down with National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel to answer questions about his own teaching experiences, practices, and the future of public education.

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http://neatoday.org/2013/06/20/2013-teacher-of-the-year-lets-talk-more-about-how-public-schools-succeed/

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ESD 105 Class – Summer 2013,

“Jeff Charbonneau, America’s new ambassador for education, begins his service as 2013 National Teacher of the Year!”

ESD 105 Class

http://www.esd105.org/images/stories/Publications/Class_Summer_2013.pdf 

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The second of two blog posts on DailyEdventures.com

Includes a video interview with Lauren Woodman, General Manager Worldwide Education Programs at Microsoft.

http://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2013/05/31/charbonneau-2/

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Daily Edventures interview: Jeff Charbonneau interviewed by Lauren Woodman, General Manager of Worldwide Education Programs at Microsoft. Filmed in May of 2013. (21 minutes, 53 seconds):


See also the two blog posts at DailyEdventures.com at

http://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2012/11/26/jeff/

http://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2013/05/31/charbonneau-2/

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Central Washington University: “Jeff Charbonneau, a 2000 CWU alumnus and an Eastern Washington science teacher today was named national Teacher of the Year.”

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http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-alumnus-named-national-teacher-year-0

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Zillah High School science teacher and regional STEM innovator Jeff Charbonneau (ZHS Class of 1996) is the 2013 National Teacher of the Year!

The official ZSD webpage includes links, photos, biographies and contact information.

http://www.zillahschools.org/ZHS/index.php/news-bulletins/ntoy-2013

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Educational Service District 105’s Teacher of the Year webpage.

Features biography, photos, links, and more.

http://www.esd105.org/index.php/about-esd-10521/article-archive/367-2013-national-teacher-of-the-year-it-s-zillah-s-jeff-charbonneau

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Wearing yellow t-shirts that say, “I Love Charb,” the students at Zillah High School in Washington State have something big to cheer about: their teacher, Jeff Charbonneau, was named National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Charbonneau will be recognized by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House on April 22.

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http://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2013/04/23/charbonneau/

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NEA Today – By Tim Walker – “2013 Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau Honored at White House” http://neatoday.org/2013/04/23/2013-teacher-of-the-year-jeff-charbonneau-honored-at-white-house/
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KIT NewsTalk Radio (Text only announcement)

Congratulations to Jeff Charbonneau. He won the 2013 National Teacher of the Year award.   Charbonneau found out that he had won when he recieved a phone call from Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn. It was announced nationally today on the “CBS This Morning Program.”

http://newstalkkit.com/zillahs-jeff-charbonneau-is-the-2013-national-teacher-of-the-year/

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Washington Post:

Jeff Charbonneau, a high school science teacher from Zillah, Washington, was chosen as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year.

He and the group of State Teachers of the Year from which he was selected, will visit President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. They met on Monday with Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Biden and a longtime educator.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/22/2013-national-teacher-of-the-year-named/

Seattle Times: “The National Teacher of the Year for 2013 is a high-school teacher from Eastern Washington who exudes enthusiasm about science, his students and the state of public education.”

 

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http://seattletimes.com/html/education/2020839538_teacherofyearzillahxml.html

National Public Radio announcement of National Teacher of the Year Award

http://www.opb.org/news/article/national-teacher-of-the-year-teaches-in-zillah-washington/

Geek Wire Article – Here’s why this do-it-all science instructor is the 2013 National Teacher of the Year http://www.geekwire.com/2013/stemfocused-washington-high-school-instructor-nations-mostawesome-teacher/

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DailyEdventures.com

26 November 2012

DailyEdventures.com- “Student (and parent) confidence is the largest obstacle facing education.”http://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2012/11/26/jeff/

DailyEdventures

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League of Education Voters: “Jeffrey Charbonneau named teacher of the year”

http://educationvoters.org/2012/09/17/jeffrey-charbonneau-named-teacher-of-the-year/

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ESD 105: “Congratulations to Zillah High School science teacher Jeff Charbonneau, the newly named 2013 Washington State Teacher of the Year!”

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http://www.esd105.org/index.php/about-esd-10521/article-archive/338-zillah-s-jeff-charbonneau-is-the-2013-washington-state-teacher-of-the-year

WA State OSPI’s official State Teacher of the Year (and National TOY) webpage.

Include biography and press releases.

http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/TOY/NationalTOY.aspx
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ESD 105:  “Jeff Charbonneau, a Zillah High School science teacher and a leader in STEM education, is the Educational Service District 105 Regional Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013!  ESD 105 superintendent Steve Myers made the surprise announcement of Jeff’s selection during an assembly before the staff of the Zillah School District on August 21.”

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http://www.esd105.org/index.php/about-esd-10521/article-archive/332-zillah-s-jeff-charbonneau-is-our-regional-teacher-of-the-year