Sarah Brown Wessling
2010 National Teacher of the Year
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
"Her students don't just write five paragraph essays, but write songs, public service announcements, film story boards and even grant proposals for their own not-for-profit organizations.” In describing life in Sarah Brown Wessling's classroom, President Barack Obama also describes one of the reasons this Iowa high school teacher was named Teacher of the Year.
Here, Sarah answers questions and shares highlights from her teaching experience, offers practical advice, and lists favorite resources that can be put to use in classrooms across the nation. Read what she has to say about the teaching profession, uninvolved students, and her biggest “aha” moment as a classroom teacher. Tune into her ideas on “worthy learning” and student assessments, and what she had to say to President Obama and guests upon receiving her award.
Watch Sarah receive her award from the president and hear her share "a Scholastic memory" and more in this series of videos.
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2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling gives her views on the teaching profession and offers practical advice to teachers.
2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling gives her views on classroom management and strategies and offers practical advice to teachers.
2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling talks about the importance of building great parent-teacher channels of communication and gives practical advice on how to do so.
2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, offers ideas about ways to integrate technology into classroom teaching strategies.