unconventional teacher

Episode 10: An Interview with CherylAnne Amendola – 2017 Gilder Lehrman New Jersey 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 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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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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