Ms. Heidi Harris

Ms. Heidi HarrisMiddle School Teacher
Maine

 

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mrs. Fisher, my 4th grade teacher. I remember playing games to make learning fun. We sang songs and were silly all the time. It's also when I first remember piquing an interest in Geography w/ the Great States Race.

What are three things every teacher should own?

1. Calendar (paper or digital) to keep yourself organized

2. Sense of humor (especially with middle school students!)

3. Interactive whiteboard (love mine!)

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Albus Dumbledore- he is patient, kind, understanding, has a witty sense of humor, and is very wise. He is not quick to judge students or staff, and is open to all ideas. Plus, he could really spice up the school atmosphere with some magic!

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

Sports reporter- I love sports and would love to travel the country or the world to cover athletics.

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

That we have it easy. Summers off, weekends off, that's what everyone refers to. They don't see how I spent 60 hours at school per week August-mid June. I deserve a month a a half off! Easy? I think not.

What stereotype about teachers is true?

We are severely underpaid for what we do.

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

I really didn't know until college. I had picked education because everyone told me I'd be good at it. In college, I had my first practicum in the classroom and got the chance to interact w/students and teach a lesson. It went so well and I loved seeing the look on the students' faces when they "got" it.

 
 
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