Podcast: The Joy is in the Teaching

November 9, 2017

Jim Brooks, NBCT from North Carolina, finds joy in helping students make connections. Something he loves most about his career is each year is a chance to refine how he teaches and to make things better for his students. Listen as Jim explains how National Board Certification plays into this.

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Jim Brooks, NBCT

Jim Brooks has taught at West Wilkes High School for the past 32 years. He is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult, English/Language Arts. In 2007 he received the National Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award and was honored by the National Council of Teachers of English with the 2008 National Media Literacy Award. In 2010 he was named Outstanding North Carolina English Teacher by the North Carolina English Teachers Association. Jim was inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame in 2012. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Appalachian State University.