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!