Saturday, January 7, 2012

Supa-fly

Yesterday the district Superintendent and my principal paid me a visit (scary thing when the Superintendent walks in your room and you don't have a heads up!!)

They gave me the recognition of being a Super Teacher!

Super Teacher is a nominated program that recognizes innovative, engaging, and creative teaching. I was given this recognition for a PBL (Project Based Learning) project that my Pre-AP students did. My students were "invited" to a fellowship medical program and to enter, they had to go through a clinical simulation lab and diagnose a patient that had a cell organelle related disease (lots of science words right there for my non-teacher and non-science readers! haha). 

Each class also Skyped with a doctor or medical professional (one that was on their way to Afghanistan and another that was an oncologist-GOOD discussions there!)

Anyways-my students STILL talk about this project and I can't wait to do it next semester with the body systems!

This recognition has been such a good reminder for me personally that I am on the right track as a teacher! :)

Good first week back to school! I hope all my other teacher friends had great weeks back!

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations! This is such a great thing to hear. And I know that any bit of recognition helps push us all forward as teachers. I'm super happy for you! Thanks for sharing, girlie!

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  2. This is amazing! Way to go!!! :)

    I absolutely LOVE your project--SO COOL! I wish I were one of your students. :)
    Congrats!
    W

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  3. Congratulations! I'm sure your students LOVE being in your class! Lucky kids!

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  4. That is so awesome! I'd be pretty flipped out to see my superintendent just walk into my classroom too, ha. Congratulations!

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  5. This is SO exciting - CONGRATS - and wow, superintendent just strolling on in!!! At least you now have a super cute t-shirt to wear on Fridays - or maybe sleepy Mondays!

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  6. Congrats! And sounds like a great program!

    Belated thanks for visiting my blog. Couldn't find your email to reply but did read your about page. I used to live in Chicago! Went to the University of Chicago, long long ago, and ran (very slowly) 100 & 400 hurdles. I was pre-med and ended up in an MD-PhD program which I'm finally finishing this year, then there's residency. I made a crafty scientist blog linky w/ Mel the crafty scientist, HERE if you're interested in joining!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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    1. Thanks dear! I can't believe you are from Chicago! University of Chicago--I'm so impressed! It's crazy how similar we are (I ran 100 and 300 hurdles...sooooo bizarre!)

      I'll check out the Linky with Mel. Glad to be following you :)

      oh, I if you want my more personal tweets, follow me at @roduh. It's private and more active, but I'll add you if you like. @mrshahn isn't as active as I thought it would be, but I tweet biology stuff there all the time! :)

      And thanks for the comment below, I made it myself! :)

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  7. p.s. your blog design is adorable!

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