I have had the pleasure of teaching high school business education to a diverse population of students at an alternative high school where I learned of the vastness of learning styles and teaching strategies that must accommodate each learning style. I worked as a professional development leader/consultant for Utah State Board of Education for eleven years during the developmental years of the required Financial Literacy graduation requirement. I am currently teaching financial literacy and a concurrent enrollment version of that class.
I am a very visual teacher. I love to have movement in the classroom (yes, I am PE certified and Business Ed). I would also add the word "tangible." I like hands on activities, real life scenarios, bright, vivid and clean presentation, whether it is on screen, text, etc., mixed with a relaxed, cooperative, light environment...including a pinch of humor.
The awards I have received feel like mile markers on a time line. They let me know I am trying hard and that someone things I am doing a good job. However, I feel most honored when I know I have fostered a singe of electricity in an effort of lighting the "light bulb moment." My true awards are the rewards of helping teachers feel passionate about their jobs and making their burden a bit lighter. Business Educator of the Year 2002
Utah State University and BYUI
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