What would happen if a classroom teacher could carry the same values as a sports coach? For example, I tell my students, “We have an Open House game on Thursday night” or “We have a Back to School Night” kick-off and every single player must show up. We have practice on Saturday from 1-3pm and every single player shows up. What is the agenda for Back to School Night and Open House? What is their value?

Last night was open house. 7 students from Period 1 came. 15 students were at practice.

About the author: Tricia Hyun

Tricia Hyun has been a teacher for 13 years. She taught elementary school in the Claremont Unified School District in 1998 for 2 years, and then, in 2006, she joined the Fullerton School District to teach middle school English Language Arts 7. Working alongside CTA's Institute for Teaching (IFT), she works on Strength-Based, Teacher Driven Change initiatives. She is an Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) member and a South Orange County Think Tank member.

Email: tricia.hyun65@gmail.com
Grant Website: strengthbasedlab.org
ILC Website: strengthbasededu.com
Personal Website: teacherworld.org