#60 2014 National Teacher of the Year — Sean McComb

Sean McComb — 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts  in Baltimore County, was named 2014 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, McComb supports his Patapsco colleagues through coaching and training as the school’s Staff Development Teacher. He also served as a curriculum writer for the school system and an adjunct instructor in Education and Writing at Towson University.

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In this episode you will learn: 

  • Sean’s journey into teaching
  • Patapsco’s A.V.I.D. program
  • The emotional toll of being a teacher
  • A lesson that failed for Sean
  • How to ignite passion in the classroom
  • How to ask the right essential questions
  • When to hold back and let students control the class
  • Why intellectual curiosity is important
  • What you can do to build better connections with your students
  • Why the Teaching Channel is a great resource
  • a tip to improve student writing
  • What he is most proud of as a teacher