Podcast episode 60: Jon Magnus and the art of connecting with students
My guest this week is Jon Magnus, the 2018 Regional Teacher of the Year for North Central Washington. Kenroy Elementary teacher Veronique Paquette and I interviewed the Wenatchee High School French teacher to learn insights into the art of effective teaching in today’s classroom. It was the third in a series of interviews with outstanding teachers in North Central Washington.
Magnus’s formula for success in teaching involves paying attention and connecting with every student. He endeavors to understand their unique learning styles, personalities and backgrounds. It is challenging work.
He reminds us that teaching is about having a heart for kids and finding ways to reach every single kid.