American Education Week

Here you will find videos and stories about the impact that teachers have on students as well as the appreciation students have for their Bucks and Montgomery County public school teachers.

Remember to thank a teacher during American Education Week, November 12th to the 16th.

Mr. Swindells’ Surprise Interview

A theme that continued to pop up in our #TeacherTuesday series was how public schools and public school educators teach much more than the basics – they teach students how to be good citizens, inspire self-confidence and motivate them to become life-long learners. To better tell that story, the CAPS’ team brought one of our #TeacherTuesday stories to life.

We invited eight students of Scott Swindells, a 10th grade English teacher at North Penn HS, into the school’s AV studio to talk about him. On camera, they told us what made him their favorite teacher and what they learned beyond literature. And they all had something to say about his Man Bun.

After we interviewed his students, we invited Scott to the studio under the guise of an interview about his teaching style. Little did he know that he would be presented with a collection of messages from some of his current and former students. He truly enjoyed hearing their stories and was humbled by their heartfelt thanks. It was clear that his mission goes far beyond teaching them English and that his goal is to connect with students to help them succeed in life.

Mission accomplished.

Mr. Swindells and his students are textbook examples of what makes Bucks and Montgomery counties’ public schools so special.

 

Hear Mr. Swindells rap

Students thank their favorite public school teacher

 

#TeacherTuesday

Each week, we profile a Bucks or Montgomery public school teacher on our Facebook page in our #TeacherTuesday feature. The diverse backgrounds and strengths of these educators, and the subjects they teach, demonstrate that there is something for everyone in our public schools.

#TeacherTuesday

24Sep
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: September 24, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday honors Gary Spack, a member of the  Council Rock Education Association who teaches third grade at Churchville Elementary School. Gary recently published a new children’s book,...

17Sep
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: September 17, 2019

Today’s #TeacherTuesday honors Jessica Flack, a member of the Hatboro-Horsham Education Association. Jessica teaches 3rd grade at Pennypack Elementary. “I teach because I want to instill a love of...

03Sep
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: September 3, 2019

For this #TeacherTuesday, we are focusing on Ray Riley, a health and physical education teacher at Warwick Elementary School and member of the Central Bucks Education Association. Teaching is Ray’s...

Janine Briggs TeacherTuesday
27Aug
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: August 27, 2019

For #TeacherTuesday we’re highlighting Janine Briggs, a member of the Spring-Ford Education Association. In her free time, she works closely with Mostly Muttz Rescue. Last year, with the help of some...

Jen McAndrew TeacherTuesday
20Aug
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: August 20, 2019

Today is #TeacherTuesday! We’re highlighting Jen McAndrew, a special education teacher and member of Pennsbury Education Association who recently completed dyslexia training to help instruct her...

Jacquey Tofani TeacherTuesday
13Aug
Teacher Tuesday

TeacherTuesday: August 13, 2019

This week’s #TeacherTuesday highlights the third grade co-teaching team of Jacquey Tofani and Patty Werdt of North Wales Elementary School who are members of the North Penn Education Association!...

#TeacherTuesday Nomination

Do you know an inspiring Bucks or Montgomery County public school teacher?
Email the following information to lweinstein@pavone.net to have him or her featured in a #TeacherTuesday post!

A photograph of the featured teacher in the school.
A 1-3 sentence answer to ONE of the following questions:

  • When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
  • When did you realize that you made the right decision to be a teacher?
  • In your opinion, what makes public education great?
  • What inspires you to lead your class every day?
  • What’s something that your students can’t get anywhere else?

The following information:

  • Your name
  • The grade/subject you teach
  • Your school
  • Your school district

 

Questions? – Contact Lana Weinstein, lweinstein@pavone.net

 

 

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