|La Cygne first grade teacher wins Horizon Award||Array Print Array|
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|Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:11|
By ALLYSON JAMES
When Christina Black says, “class, class, class” to her students, you will see 16 first graders fold their hands and look at their teacher and reply “yes, yes, yes.” Mrs. Black uses a variety of phrases to get the children’s attention such as “classity, classity, class” or “oh, class, oh, class, oh, class” all of which are repeated with the same inflection just replacing the word “class” with “yes.”
This technique is part of a style of teaching known as “whole brain teaching” and was likely a factor in the selection of Christina (Holt) Black as the Kansas Horizon Award winner for new Elementary School teacher of the year for our region. She will be presented this award at Kansas Exemplary Educators Network conference in Topeka on February 21st.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:34|