Following the announcement of December’s Teacher of the Month, the Monsters touched base with Mrs. Weber to discuss her favorite aspects of teaching and how she’s adapting during this time.
How have you been adapting to teaching in a new way during these times and continuing to connect with the students?
I’ve been able to modify my teaching to help students in both a one-on-one teaching environment, and I’m lucky to have a teaching schedule that supports office hours which helps to make time for me to adjust my lessons to my students needs and help students get the most out of each lesson and assignment in a way that is meaningful to them.
It’s also been very important to offer grace and understanding to all my students in this difficult and unpredictable time. Being open and honest with my students helps to foster communication and allows me to give me students want is best for them.
What has been the most meaningful moment in your teaching career?
Building meaningful and lasting relationships with students and hearing about their successes as they grow.
What is something you look forward to doing with your students every year?
The annual 8th grade Washington DC trip and the Middle school Model UN conferences
What is a way that has stood out in which you were supported or learned from your fellow teachers and how important is that support system especially in these times?
“We Rise by Lifting Each Other Up”
The wellbeing of our kids depends on the communication and wellbeing of our team. Middle School is a team sport, and my lifeline is my MYP team. We work together to support each student, communication what each kid needs, and also help each other to be the best teachers we can be, no matter the situation.