As our #TeacherTuesday this week, we’re delighted to feature Carissa Eberle, an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher at Colonial Middle School in the Colonial School District.
With human rights a recurring theme in eighth grade, Carissa created a new program to help students understand the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The project is interdisciplinary and includes having students express their thoughts and opinions on large displays posted in the school hallway, as well as create poems and illustrations for a book to be housed in the school’s library.
She says, “Being a teacher brings purpose to my every day. I am inspired by the young people in front of me– their dreams, their fears, their unique personalities. There is no job more important in this world than that of supporting, loving, and inspiring others, especially children.”
Tell us who else is doing wonderful things in the classroom and we’ll feature them in an upcoming #TeacherTuesday.