I’m very good at reading people. With students, it helps me be someone they can talk to about anything and help with problems of all kinds.
– Jamie Sunshine, English teacher from Fountain Hills, AZ
I’m really good at building meaningful relationships with students.
– Virginia Pantella, Science teacher from Gaithersburg, MD
Making kids feel confident, welcome, and secure in my learning environment.
– Katelyn Caudle, English teacher from Mustang, OK
Creating community in the classroom—a fun and safe place for each student.
– Diego Ojeda, Spanish teacher from Louisville, KY
Finding ways to connect with students and helping them see their ultimate purpose and value!
– Erick Innis
, Science teacher from Athens, TN whose “Passionately in Pursuit” philosophy inspired us so much that we asked him to author this issue’s guest column
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