A new award at Union County High School challenges teachers to think “outside the box.”
This week marked the first of what is to be a weekly award for teachers. The inaugural award was given to English and Language Arts teacher Renee Rogers.
“We were looking for teachers who were doing something besides the traditional lectures, worksheets and call-and-response lessons,” said Assistant Principal Mitchell Lewis.
Giving an example of Rogers’ creative teaching, Lewis said her class was discussing the play “Julius Caesar,” and she had students revise the play, making their own modern versions.
“They read the parts and put their own twist on it,” Lewis said. “For example, when Caesar was stabbed, it was at La Fogata instead of the Capitol.”
Lewis also said Rogers’ lessons greatly consist of student-led instruction and activities, which he said UCHS is striving to have more of.
Rogers was presented with a brightly painted wooden “superstar box” which was constructed by a wood shop class at the school.