New Tyler teachers rock in the school year

Posted by Reid Kerr -  email

New teachers began their first year in the Tyler ISD with a presentation that was more like a rock concert on Monday. Hal Bowman gave his "Teach Like A Rockstar" presentation to two hundred new teachers Monday, kicking off five days of induction training.

"We've learned a lot of things," 7th and 8th grade Spanish teacher Rita Gray said, "basically how to make it more fun for the kids."

This year's New Teacher Induction theme is "Joining a Powerful T.E.A.M! Transforming, Engaging, Assessing, and Motivating Students." New teachers will participate in professional development opportunities all week long, as they prepare for the first day of school on Monday, August 24.

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