If you went to school as a kid, you may have had the odd experience of running into a teacher at the store. It’s still easy for kids who go to school to forget that teachers are real people who need groceries. But for kids who use only videos, it’s even easier to start thinking of their Distance Learning teachers as celebrities. It’s always fun to get to know our celebrities, so I sat down with Miss Ingersoll for an interview. Here are some things I learned about her.
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One of the reasons she’s excited about the new 2018 World Studies course is getting to introduce her students to new foods from around the world. She has a wonderful selection of cultural cuisines lined up for her students!
One part of studying history and science that we don’t often consider is that it takes us to new places. Miss Ingersoll loves to travel. She’s even gone hiking in Alaska and Hawaii. In her classes, she gets to create interest in other cultures by bringing in elements of other places and times. In her elementary class, she puts on fun hats, and in world studies, she has filled her classroom with items from all around the world.
One big ways Distance Learning differs from a regular classroom is that the teacher doesn’t always get to immediately know the impact of her teaching on her students. Miss Ingersoll wants to inspire her students to love learning. To do that, she uses various tools and techniques to make sure her students stay engaged. She keeps lessons as hands-on as they can be, and she shares interesting facts in each lesson. But she can’t help but wonder how God will use her lessons. She loves hearing from her students!
I never thought of World War II as interesting until Miss Ingersoll started talking about it. Many of the factors in play during that part of history are things we don’t often think about, like how different cultures interacting contributed to the war and how soldiers had to make do with the equipment they had. She tries to start every lesson by being excited about the day’s topic, but I can tell she is most excited about teaching World War II.
Remember, Miss Ingersoll won’t be Miss Ingersoll for much longer. In May, she’ll become Mrs. Bancroft, and we’re all praying for her as she makes preparations!
Stay tuned for more opportunities to get to know your Distance Learning teachers on Facebook, Instagram, and right here on the BJU Press Homeschool blog. If you’d like to learn more about Mrs. Walker, check out some of her secrets for unforgettable teaching. In the meantime, you can visit our website to learn some brief fun facts about each of them!