As educators, we have the opportunity to provide students with innovative learning experiences that combine standards-aligned objectives and future-ready skills. Students think, process, and learn through varying avenues.
I am passionate about designing instruction that is creative, engaging, and relevant to a diverse set of learners. I love seeing students take ownership of their learning.
Our Interview With Sam
Was this the first time you entered the contest?
How did you hear about the contest?
What inspired your work?
Creating an assignment that empowers students and gives them autonomy in their learning inspired me to create self-paced slides.
What did you learn while creating your entry?
I learned how to align content to social studies standards. It was stretching to create content to be helpful to other teachers.
How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
Encouraging other teachers to submit entries to your contest.
How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
My friends enjoy talking about all things history.
What do you love about U.S History and the forming of our government?
I love learning about the men and women who played impactful roles in the formation of our government.
Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
I would love to visit Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell.
Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
Who is your greatest role model?
What in your life are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about my family.
How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time at parks with my two sons, reading books, and hanging out with my friends.
What are your plans for the future?
I am stepping out of the classroom to be more present at home and design instruction full time.
Why is the Constitution relevant today?
The constitution is relevant today because it is our framework on how decisions are made. It gives our nation a foundation.