Jessica Malloy, NBCT

Jessica Maloy has a BS in English and an M.Ed in post-secondary careers. She has taught for 16 years in Las Vegas and earned her National Board in 2018. She has taught part-time at UNLV and is working on her doctorate while facilitating National Board candidates with the Nevada National Board Institute. She currently works at the state prison, teaching English and reading to inmates as they earn their high school diplomas. She and her husband have four fur babies.

Shaping the Future: An NBCT’s Reflections on Student-Centered Education

May 16, 2024

By Jessica Malloy, NBCT – Las Vegas, Nevada Although the National Board journey made me break into shingles, I would endure all the stress again in a heartbeat. This process stretched my mind, refocused my teaching pedagogy, and opened my heart. The Five Core Propositions challenged me to focus on my students. It taught me to see who they were as individuals, not just numbers in a chair. I set personal goals to talk to each student about every day. I found out about their hobbies, their passions, their motivation, and their backgrounds. With this knowledge, I could cater my…

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