Michael Burke is a middle school science teacher at Inspire, the Idaho Connections Academy. He holds a master's degree in education from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Burke joined Inspire in 2012 with seven years of teaching experience. He shares more below:
"I became a teacher because I had an awesome science teacher in seventh grade that made learning exciting and fun. I wanted to be like him someday. I ended up choosing a different career path for a while, but the idea of teaching always stuck with me. I finally made the decision to return to school, and I couldn't be happier to be a middle school science teacher.
I love teaching at Inspire because the curriculum is challenging and I have the opportunity for more one-on-one teaching with my students. Plus, middle school students are truly entertaining! I get to spend most of my time working one-on-one with students helping to ensure their understanding of different topics. Because of the online setting, I am able to concentrate on helping students, not behavior management. Additionally, I have access to outstanding curriculum and materials that are continually improved upon and updated by a group of educational professionals at Connections Academy.