Ms. Brown is a middle school math teacher at Ohio Connections Academy (OCA). She holds a bachelor’s degree and started her teaching career with OCA in 2008. Ms. Brown shares her story below.
“Not everyone learns the same thing, the same way, or at the same pace! I believe the best person to help a student achieve in math is a teacher who understands their struggles and gives them the tools and support to be successful. This is why I teach my students to think and problem solve. I believe learning math should be fun! Once a student experiences victory in their struggles, they can be proud and enjoy their success.
I see the benefits of online school because, as a teacher, I value the additional time I can spend with my students who need extra support. I do not feel as though I am rushed to get through my lessons; rather, each student is able to work at his or her own pace and truly understand the material before moving on to the next day’s lesson. In my classroom, I do not leave any student behind.
I would tell a prospective family that they are not alone! The teachers here want to support your student so he or she can be successful—we are only a phone call or WebMail away. Think hard about the time you are willing to invest in your child’s future. We are a team that will work together. Good communication is the key to success at OCA."
I see the benefits of online school because, as a teacher, I value the additional time I can spend with my students who need extra support. In my classroom, I do not leave any student behind.