This is my first official year to be homeschooling. I am a bit overwhelmed this week organizing our Kindergarten curriculum. You should see our office. It is covered in books, flashcards, and lesson plans. Wow!
So what does it take to be a teacher?
That is such a great question. Have you had an amazing teacher in your life? I can think of a few that really inspired learning in my life. In high school, I had a great English/Drama teacher. He was young, hip, and in touch with us. But best of all he made English and Drama fun. They were the classes I looked forward to each day and hated leaving each afternoon. That is the kind of teacher I want to be for my daughter. I want her to enjoy learning and I want to guide her learning in a positive way.
TEACH, Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s third documentary film about education in America asks the question: What Does It Take to Be A Great Teacher Today?
Following four dedicated teachers from different schools across the country over the course of one school year, TEACH gives viewers a window into the challenges, demands and rewards of teaching, with the purpose of elevating and promoting the profession, as well as engaging new teachers and supporting current teachers. We see that for the best teachers, it’s not just a job but a mission.
As intense as it is emotional, this year in the life of four public-school teachers illustrates how tenacity, passion and a belief in innovation drive these educators as they navigate the daily ups and downs of the 2012-2013 school year. These educators use conventional and unconventional methods and do whatever it takes to overcome obstacles and strive for success.
A two hour special television event presented by Participant Media, “TEACH” is set to debut on the CBS Television Network on September 6th at 8:00 pm ET/PT. “TEACH” will also air on the new network, Pivot on September 14th at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
Did you have a great teacher? What qualities about that teacher did you love? Or did you homeschool your children? Do you have any tips for me?
Don’t forget to check out TEACH on September 6th. This looks like an amazing documentary!