ET Biggest Cowboys' Fan: Miller brings Cowboys into his classroom - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

TYLER (KLTV)

ET Biggest Cowboys' Fan: Miller brings Cowboys into his classroom

At Jack Elementary in Tyler, Jerry Miller takes his love of the Cowboys to work with him everyday, and not just into the classroom. It goes all the way into the lesson plan. Wednesday, he was teaching his students about fractions by letting them figure out Tony Romo's 21-for-30 completion rate in Monday night's win over the Eagles. It's all part of the gameplan for Miller, who uses things the kids love to help them learn.

"the first day I meet the students,"  Miller said, "we talk about the things that we love, because those are the things we're passionate about. Naturally, I tell them I love the Dallas Cowboys."

"I try and use as many real-life examples as I can, and use things they can relate to, and the Cowboys are one of those things."

Miller's love for the team goes way back to when he was the same age as his students are now.

"Super Bowl V, 1970," he said. "Lifelong fan, as long as I have known what football was, I've been a Cowboys fan."

Teaching math to fifth graders. Miller says,  works better when you can get the kids excited. And everybody gets pumped up about the Cowboys.

"We could arbitrarily choose any number for working out what we're trying to learn," Miller said, "but if I use an example like Tony Romo completing 21 of 30 passes Monday night, that gives them a real-life example and gets them excited. It's a lot less boring than if I just say, ‘We're going to take 21 divided by 30'".

Reid Kerr can be reached at rkerr@kltv.com.

Read the other ET Biggest Cowboys' Fan stories and vote on your favorite.

ET Biggest Cowboys' Fan: McMillan Supports Cowboys All The Way Through Heaven's Gates

ET Biggest Cowboys' Fan: McNeese Gives Rare Access To Cowboys Shrine Room

ET Biggest Cowboys' Fan: Bennett Battles Cancer With Cowboys & Church

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • NFL Draft 2017

    NFL Draft 2017

  • Red Zone Rundown: Joe Drennon takes over Hallsville, Bobcats buy in to win.

    Red Zone Rundown: Joe Drennon takes over Hallsville, Bobcats buy in to win.

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:37:34 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    "I really loved wearing the orange when I wore it, but I'm awful glad to wearing purple and gold right now. Kids did a great job of being here all summer long. That in itself tells me they want to be successful," said Joe Drennon, Bobcats head football coach. It journey won't be easy. The Hallsville Bobcats are coming off a rough 2016 season where they only came out victorious twice.  "We can't control what's gone on it the past. What we got to do ...More >>
    "I really loved wearing the orange when I wore it, but I'm awful glad to wearing purple and gold right now. Kids did a great job of being here all summer long. That in itself tells me they want to be successful," said Joe Drennon, Bobcats head football coach. It journey won't be easy. The Hallsville Bobcats are coming off a rough 2016 season where they only came out victorious twice.  "We can't control what's gone on it the past. What we got to do ...More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Pearson teaching Brownsboro to play fast, hard, and physical

    Red Zone Rundown: Pearson teaching Brownsboro to play fast, hard, and physical

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:08:49 GMT
    Pearson is the new head coach in Brownsboro.Pearson is the new head coach in Brownsboro.

    With Jason Hooker leaving this offseason to take over at Chapel Hill, Brownsboro has a new man in charge. And their the focus of Tuesday night' s Red Zone Rundown. After helping Waskom win back to back state titles in 2014 and 2015 as an assistant, Greg Pearson decided to accept his first head coaching job and lead the Bears.

    More >>

    With Jason Hooker leaving this offseason to take over at Chapel Hill, Brownsboro has a new man in charge. And their the focus of Tuesday night' s Red Zone Rundown. After helping Waskom win back to back state titles in 2014 and 2015 as an assistant, Greg Pearson decided to accept his first head coaching job and lead the Bears.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly