Podcast: Tim Royers, 2016 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

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

In this episode, Tim Royers, a history teacher at Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, tells us how we need to emphasize social studies.

Here’s Tim.

We need a social studies renaissance. We need to remember that education is not just about what you get out of it individually for your future job, that education is a common good – the common good – to ensure that we have an educated citizenry, to ensure that we can hand off our county to the next generation of leaders.

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