How does a brand new teacher quit after his first two years because he was so miserable, to come back to create the most popular class on campus?
Jonathan Winn, San Diego’s 2011 HS Teacher of the Year, did just that. His passion for teaching was reignited by a fellow Algebra teacher; he studied, learned, and copied his way back into the thrust of creating a highly energizing and engaging classroom. His passion for teaching and learning really comes out in the interview. He shares his amazing comeback story, along with some of his favorite instructional techniques: questioning, guided practice, checking for understanding, and most importantly how to help students believe in themselves.
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To learn more about Jonathan, check out this video on Edutopia.com.