Teacher of the Week: Ms. K. Hughes

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Interview by: Jasmine Burroughs

 

How many years have you been teaching?

  •       4 and a half years

 

Was teaching your first choice?

  •       No, I wanted to be a pediatrician

 

What college did you attend?

  •       College of Charleston and Francis Marion University

 

What are the pros and cons of becoming a teacher?

Cons– 

You do not get paid enough

People do not respect your profession

People underestimate how hard you work

 

Pros

You get to help kids

You get to teach the things that you love

And you get to see kids’ succeed

 

What do you find most difficult about being a teacher?

  •       Knowing when to give up on someone

 

What do you think are the key qualities/ skills that students look for in a teacher?

  •       Someone who’s nice, realistic , and understanding

 

Did you want to teach anything besides English?

  •       No

 

How do you communicate with parents on a regular basis?

  •       Send letters home, Use remind101, Call

 

What is the biggest challenge in teaching?

  •       Getting students to understand that my ultimate goal is to make them successful.

 

How do you allow students to express their creativity?

Different types of projects like making movies, journaling, and creating children’s books