Greetings! We’re a bit overwhelmed over here at how many folks read that last blog post. That’s kind of awesome.
But what’s REALLY awesome is a comment the post received from one of my husband’s former biology students–funny how the internet can bring us together in unexpected ways:
I arrived on your article quite by accident. While reading your post, I couldn’t help but think of a teacher I had in High School who had his doctorate, he was by far one of the best teachers I have ever had. As I continued reading your post, nodding my head in agreement, I began to notice a disturbing number of similarities between my teacher and your husband. Upon finishing the article I began searching your blog, only to discover your husband was my high school biology teacher.
As I student, I feel I gained a great deal from having a PhD teach my biology class. I feel in the high school environment I was able to gain far more knowledge than a college lecture. This idea was cemented after I took BIO 101 in college. The class was taught less and comprehended an even smaller fraction of the knowledge I was taught by your husband. Your husband’s teaching style, in a class that other teachers might not care about (normal high school biology, not Advanced or AP), had a profound impact on the students and classroom. I am profoundly grateful for that.
Thanks to both you and your husband for coming back to K12 and teaching where, I feel, you have a greater chance of changing lives.
This comment totally made my day (and my husband’s of course).