Research: Effective teachers are passionate about their subject area, but also other areas of their lives. A recent post from the Center for Teaching Quality, entitled “How Being Punk Rock Makes Me a Better Teacher,” demonstrates just that. Teachers who can share their passions and experiences with their students can have a tremendous impact on students both personally and academically, teaching valuable life lessons along the way.
Practice: Our teachers are encouraged to be who they are and share their passions with our community. Our teachers are mountaineers, artists, musicians, writers, actors, athletes, cross-fit trainers, animal lovers, and much much more! Their passions are a vital part of how we match students to teachers, with the hope of sparking productive learning partnerships.