Published November 19th, by Kim Pritt Interview:
What got her started in education?
What are things she wishes more people understood about teaching? What are her plans for retirement? When did you start teaching, and what made you decide to become a teacher? I started teaching inwhen I was in high school. I was in the college prep path my senior year, but I had no idea where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do.
My mother was teaching at a regional school for handicapped children, and there was a teacher there who was deaf, and he was offering a sign language course.
My mother signed me up for the sign language course at the community college; I took that during my senior year. One of the teachers I worked with — her name was Debbie Elliot — she saw that I had promise, and she told me I needed to go to college.
So she and the other people at the school picked my college and got me there. So I started teaching children with hearing losses in Pre-K through high school. What are some things you wish more people understood about teaching? I like the concept that Finland has, because there, they think of teaching as the most important career.
And I think we need to adopt that view to draw more great people into teaching. We need to draw more skilled people into the profession. And then reward them financially for the work they do. Our attitude towards education needs to change if education is going to really do what it needs to do for students.
Well, most state school systems are controlled by state legislatures. You know, education is one area where we always do our trial testing live.
So we jump on bandwagons. Do you have an idea of how many years it takes to really test whether something works in schools? I think a lot of people have great ideas, but I think we have to keep what works, and add things, instead of throwing things out and always starting with something totally new.
So we were grabbing at straws, trying to find something that would work for us — and Reasoning Mind was honestly one of those straws we grasped at.
You know, when you adopt a textbook, you go through this process where you listen to the vendors and they talk about their programs and what they have available, and then you vote as a school to get a certain program. Well, Jacob — the Reasoning Mind Implementation Coordinator we had for our school — he really helped us succeed during that beginning stage.
I love, love Jacob. I love that Reasoning Mind has that person you can rely on. For a while I thought Jacob might have been the exception, he was so responsive to us, and so supportive. If textbook companies could do this, that would be really nice! But I started working on it, and with Jacob there, I never felt like I could fail at this, because of the support Reasoning Mind had in place for the program.
And you know, like I said, we started out thinking of this as a straw we were grasping at, because our scores had dropped so horribly the previous year. But with Reasoning Mind our students kept getting better and better. The best thing was like the first day of the test. This is just like Reasoning Mind!
And man, the kids are flying. Are there any other things of value that Reasoning Mind has added to the day-to-day life in your classroom? Having to keep a notebook or a journal makes the kids much more thoughtful about whether they write things down and how they figure things out.
Are their journals perfect? My kids love getting points, they love shopping, they love the games.Practice Questions for Teacher Interviews with Answer Suggestions 1.
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I will conduct an interview with a retired teacher in the district with an emphasis on the oral history of the community and the school system.
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