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In The Classroom with @mr.jameshunt

Hi James, tell us a little about yourself. What grade do you teach and how long have you been teaching?

Hi! I currently teach 6th grade science and geography in Southeast Missouri. This is my sixth year of teaching, where I’ve previously taught 4th grade reading and 6th grade math.

Additionally, I serve as our science PLC leader and as a district technology ambassador. This allows me to help teachers effectively implement technology in their classrooms all over the district through collaboration, data analysis, and presenting PD sessions.

Fun facts about me are that my students can count on seeing me with coffee(s) every morning (it’s even part of my classroom theme), I’ve sang on the streets of Las Vegas for tip money, and that I’ve been parasailing in the Bahamas!

Tell us about the ECR4Kids products you have in your classroom?

I have the ACE (Active Core Engagement) Wobble Stools and The Surf Portable Desk in my classroom. These two products are used every day by my 6th graders!

What do you/students enjoy most/how do they benefit from them?

The wobble stools are perfect for letting my 6th graders get their energy out effectively without being distracting to others. The portable desks allow my students to work comfortably anywhere in the room by providing a surface for them to complete their work on. What I love most about these products is that they’re durable enough for middle schoolers while providing fun, flexible seating options!

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe teachers should make sure their classrooms are an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all students. In order for students to learn academics, their behavioral and emotional needs must be met. Additionally, I believe in providing multiple opportunities for students to learn through autonomy in the classroom. Providing effective methods of instruction that appeal to all types of learners will prepare students for a progressive learning environment.

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

My favorite thing about teaching is building relationships with my students in the classroom. They remind me every day why I chose teaching as a profession through their sweet gestures, impressionable minds, and willingness to learn and have fun. A close second is the opportunity to lead, collaborate, and help other teachers integrate technology effectively in their classrooms.

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