The cover story for this week's Scene is our annual Nashvillian of the Year issue. For 2012's honor, we chose — for reasons laid out here — two teachers. Christina McDonald, in the video above, leads her fifth-grade class at Nashville Prep, a charter school, in singing the names of the 50 states and the Great Lakes. And below, Adam Taylor of Overton High, a district school, connects his students via Skype to a team of scientists doing field work in Florida, including studying a lizard with two penises.
Read more about both teachers, and their inspiring work in (and sometimes out of) the classroom, here.