English Teacher - Fremont High School
"This has changed the way I teach. My classroom is now student-centered and the kids love to come and share their experiences with their peers. Even those who say they used to hate English and not understand or do well in it, now say they love to come to class and enjoy learning. They’ve found success in my room-largely due to the concepts the learning community has given me. The learning community is a support system for life-long learners that provides listening, opportunities to share, emotional support, and friendship. The core values promote honesty and openness. It is problem solving, critical thinking, growing, sharing, caring, accountability, trust and inspiration all at the same time. The learning community must be experienced first hand to truly understand its strength – it’s almost impossible to explain how it works."