"My biggest challenge in the classroom right now is an emerging trend towards academic apathy. It’s a frightening trajectory, but I see students who lack an intrinsic interest in education....I never anticipated having to convince students that becoming highly educated is important, vital to society, and beneficial. To combat this, I show students the correlation between education and income, show learning as something fun and interesting, and provide as many meaningful resources and experiences as I possibly can each day. While this may not show immediate results, I hope they remember these ideas and lessons as they move along their paths and make choices about their future."
Spotlight: 10 Questions for Erin Reichert (SC '17)
Erin Reichert (SC '17) Teacher
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