A way to humanize and demystify the Teacher role!


The Digital Story for this week is by Middle School percussion teacher James Reynolds. In his own words, “I just finished teaching a 5-week percussion class I designed for middle school students with the Building Educated Leaders for Life program.

The curriculum included social/emotional development and conflict resolution skills based on the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg.

I produced this digital story as a personal reflection on my first comprehensive attempt at NVC pedagogy as outlined in Rosenberg’s book, Life-Serving Education.

On the last day of class, I played it for my students as a way to humanize and demystify the Teacher role, and to demonstrate the mutual growth that results from teachers sharing power with students and students taking responsibility for their learning.”

Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

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