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09/28/05

Top Teacher--Kathy Turner

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Kathy Turner's second grade reading class at Haven Academy is hard at work, going over the lessons learned in a story they just read.

"We are also going through the the beginning of the story, the middle and the end, plus talking about plot, main idea and character, things like that," she said.

Turner started teaching in Miami. Then, five years ago, made her way to Haven Academy. She loves the job, and most of all, loves the perks of this class in particular.

"One of the things we do is, they do cheers," she told us. "They pair and share so they can learn that two brains work better than one, and they learn to work together so they get better."

Apparently her style is working. The cheers keep the kids enthusiastic, and working in small groups gives them a chance to break out of the normal day's routine.

Turner says the best part about her job is that the benefits go two ways. "I really enjoy working with the kids. Sharing my knowledge and then learning from them."

Kathy Turner, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.

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Reported by: Dmitra Denmark, ddenmark@wtoc.com

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