Podcast: Dora Miura, 2016 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Teacher of the Year

Leading from the Classroom: Insights from the 2016 Teachers of the Year

In this episode, Dora Miura, a mathematics teacher at Saipan Southern High School in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands tells us how important community building is in a classroom.

Here’s Dora.

…Making time to build a community in your classroom, not only between you and each student, but also a community among the students, so that they know they are in a safe place where risk-taking and thinking out loud and creativity is encouraged. A place where the students believe that they can learn from each other, help each other, struggle together, and fail forward.

Learn more about CCSSO and the National Teacher of the Year Program