I became a teacher because I had two English teachers who inspired me to believe in myself as a reader, writer, and thinker. Their passion for their subject and the craft of teaching and the ways they impacted students’ lives was something I wanted in my own career.
I believe student engagement comes when they feel seen, heard, and respected. Establishing relationships with students based on empathy and understanding has been key to encouraging them to commit to success in their courses.
To foster interaction among students, I build activities into our face-to-face LiveLesson® sessions that allow them to get to know one another and work together. I also establish group-study opportunities where students can come to my LiveLesson online room and work on assignments, review for upcoming assessments, or take a brain break and chat about something unrelated to school.