Jon Hinthorne

Episode 11: An Interview with Patrick Lynch

“At my back to school night…I want them (his students) to be good, empathetic, honest, and socially responsible individuals….Those are the skills that build a better society and maybe build a better person.” – Patrick William James Lynch

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Episode 10: An Interview with CherylAnne Amendola – 2017 New Jersey History Teacher of the Year

“Make sure every student in your class is seen in your class. Do your very best….The very best thing you can do is show up for every student every day.” – CherylAnne Amendola

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Episode 9: An Interview with Kelsie Brook Eckert – 2020 Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year

“What you teach is important! What you teach matters. You need to be bell to bell.” -Kelsie Brook Eckert

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Episode 8: An Interview with Kevin Dua – 2017 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year

“We have the best profession in the world. Our profession creates other professions.” – Kevin Dua

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Episode 7: An Interview with Mary Korte

“Their minds are so rich! They have so much to share! And everyday they challenge my thinking….It’s the kids!…They are the reason I come every single day.”

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Episode 6: An Interview With Jennifer Stillittano

“It seems to me that what I used to do that was unconventional is now becoming conventional” – Jennifer Stillittano

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Gratitude in the Classroom

Gratitude is something that is taught. It does not occur naturally in humans. So often, humans feel grateful for people or things in their lives, but maybe the fast-paced nature of their worlds pulls them away from the act of giving gratitude. I certainly feel that pull everyday.

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Episode 4: An Interview with Kim Sorenson

“We as teachers have hands full of pebbles. And we throw our pebbles into their streams. If you throw enough pebbles…you might change to course of the stream…or you could even get the banks to overflow.”

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