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Reflections from Pam Moran
In her recent blog post from March 25, Pam Moran shares her reflections from the trip to the Pentagon with John Hunter and his 4th grade delegation. Talking about the excitement of the children and the bus ride to Washington, DC. Pam shares this beautiful comment she overheard that confirms the effect of an excellent teacher:
“You see the video monitors on the bus. One of the children asked when we got on the bus this morning if we were going to watch a movie. One of the other children said, ‘no, the movie’s in your mind today’… what a great thing that their imagination is their canvas, not some Madison Avenue firm developing their imagination for them…”
To Irene on Her 13th Birthday
In the NPR StoryCorps piece that aired on December 25, 2011, former students of John Hunter tell what it was like being a student in his class. One student, Irene Newman, who is currently studying peace, war and defense at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, tells about a letter that Mr. Hunter sent her on her thirteenth birthday.
Newman says she received two pages of advice from Hunter.
A Sense of Agency
Taking Action To Transform Learning
This account of John Hunter's Keynote at NAIS Annual Conference 2012 in posted on the NAIS conference website.
World Peace Game
"How can I be of service to you?" John Hunter asked the crowd of 4,200 independent school leaders at the 2012 NAIS Annual Conference in Seattle. "I'm a public school elementary teacher from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, from a modest sized town... I can't do much by myself, but I can turn to my teachers here with me. I stand on the shoulders of my teachers every day. How they could talk, soothe, and calm with a wave of the hand. I learned from the masters and I try to simply express what they taught me. All teachers have a lineage of people behind us."