Name: Jaden Hunter
School: Clyde Boyd Middle School
Subject: American History
What advice would you give to a new or struggling teacher?
The best advice I have recieved in my teaching career is to be involved with parents from the beginnin of the year. Establishing strong communication with parents creates an educational partnership that fosters accountability among all parties. You will find that when you show the parents that you want to be an advocatte that gives their child the very best, parents will support your curriculum and be more involced with their child's learning.
What’s the nicest thing a student or colleague has ever done to help you?
In my first year, another teacher in the building took an interest in my thoughts as a new educator. He helped mentor me in my first year even when he wasn't told to do so. These unofficial meetings we had helped me find my place in the school and give me more confidence about the job I do with students.
If you weren't a teacher, what would you be doing?
I spent six years as a pharmaceutical technician before and during college, so if I wasn't a teacher I would probably be working in a pharmacy.
What TV show are you most embarrassed about loving?
What was the last (non-academic) book you read?
What is the most challenging part of teaching?
Giving all students individualized goals and feedback.
My best day in the classroom was when…
Last year our school hosted a career day and I had a student tell me that they wanted to be a history teacher and teach the way I do.
What’s your secret snack indulgence?
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