As part of the American Graduate project, WMHT was awarded a Teacher Wall Grant to amplify teacher voices in our local community. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, we interviewed teachers through this project to hear their desires and challenges as educators supporting students on the path to Graduation.
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Watch interviews of local teachers answering our interview questions below.
• If you could change one thing about American education, what would it be?
• Where do you go to get feedback on your performance as a teacher and why?
• What has been your greatest success as a teacher?
• What is the biggest challenge you face in your classroom? How do you tackle it?
• What is the best thing about teaching?
• What is one thing you’ve done in the past year to make yourself a better teacher?
• What words of advice would you give a new teacher?
• How do you introduce high expectations for your students and encourage their highest level of success?
• What is one thing about teaching that would surprise people outside the profession?
• What do you think is the single most important reason local students drop out of school?
• How can teachers help students who are at risk of dropping out stay in school?
• What resources or assistance do educators need from the community in order to help students graduate, on time, ready for college and careers?
• In the quest to improve graduation rates, who is your great ally and who is preventing progress?
• What role does a high quality early education program play in a child’s success in school?