Thank You for Making My Public Education Experience Great
I had two teachers--Paul Fleming and Ken King--at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville who co-taught a World Studies course. It was a mixture of history and literature classes. They had the ability to connect the history behind a book we read. For instance, we read A Man For All Seasons while learning the history of 16th Century England. They spent a great deal of time making the class relevant. I remember how much time they spent working on my writing and critical thinking.
They also let us try to stump them with a "word of the day" and "world capital" trivia. This was a challenge for the class to research vocabularly and geography.
Thank you Dr. Fleming and Mr. King for challenging me in that class and increasing my ability to think about history, literature, and current social and political issues.
Thank you also to Mr. Christie--a 5th grade math teacher--who made math come to life.
Thank you to Mrs. King--a 4th grade science teacher--who taught science in the most creative way possible (even though our class was in a portable!).
Thank you for sharing your passion and talents in the classroom and for making my public education experience great.