This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

Developing an “explorer's mindset” is the goal. To help nurture the explorer's mindset in his students, Donnie Piercey traveled to Antarctica and connected with his students.

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Donnie Piercey

Fifth Grade Teacher

Donnie Piercey works as a fifth grade
teacher in Lexington, Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website,

Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his thirteeen year teaching career. Donnie received a B.A. in Theology from Asbury University and got his Masters in Education from Auburn University (Montgomery). Donnie is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and a lead for the Google Earth Education Experts network. He recently traveled to Antarctica with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.

He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and two children.

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2 thoughts on “This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

  1. Hello, my name is Braeden Thomas. I am an undergraduate student at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. My major is Elementary Education. I wanted to let you know that this blog is a great resource for me and I admire your effort and creativity in creating it. I will be regularly monitoring this blog for the duration of this Spring semester.

    Thank you for all you do, Braeden