Teacher of the Week: Kurt Smart
Tahoe Truckee High School
I was going to junior college and was lost; I did not know what I wanted to be yet. Then one winter a friend of mine asked me if I would be willing to go with him and become a ski instructor. I agreed and went up to the ski hill. When I was working at Boreal teaching kids how to ski, I realized this is want I wanted to do. So I then went to my college counselor and changed my career path to where I am today.
I believe that every student can learn, you just have to find a way to relate the material so they will understand why you are teaching them that material.
Gary Collins. His class was the one I remember the most, and is also why I chose to major in social science and then teach it.
The Sun’s Christine Stanley conducted this week’s “Teacher of the Week” and interview. Please check out next Monday’s issue for more.