Jaime Festa-Daigle, NBCT

Jaime Festa-Daigle has 14 year experience educating students at Lake Havasu High School, a large, rural high school along the Colorado River in Arizona.  She is currently and assistant principal and has taught Civics, Economics, American History, English, and Student Government.  Jaime's fondest memories are from taking students to Washington DC annually to learn more about the nation's history and government.  She is a National Board Certified Teacher, an AZ Master Teacher, serves on the AZ Teacher Solutions Team for the AZK12 Foundation, and was named the American Civic Educator of the Year in 2012.  Jaime has worked on the standards revision committee for NBPTS in the area of social studies/history, sat on the "What Book" rewrite committee, and worked with Educators Rising writing standards for high school students interested in becoming educators.

Helping students learn starts with learning about students

December 14, 2016

Recently re-released, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do articulates the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching. Similar to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath, the Five Core Propositions are held in common by teachers of all grade levels and disciplines and underscore the accomplished teacher’s commitment to advancing student learning and achievement. This blog focuses on core proposition 1 that states, “Teachers are committed to students and their learning.” As a high school government and economics teacher, I sometimes taught as many as 170 students each semester. Every hour a new group of students, with different ideas, personalities and…

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