Teachers.Do, an interactive online teacher community supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, recently featured Timberview Middle School History Teacher Brian Ketcham on its site.
Once a month, Teachers.Do profiles an outstanding teacher to inspire the education community, and it selected Ketcham for its February profile.
The article highlights Ketcham's passion for finding creative ways to deliver the U.S. History curriculum to his students, including utilizing entertaining video features. It was a lip synched version of a song from the musical "Hamilton" that Ketcham posted on YouTube that caught the eye of Teachers.Do.
Teachers.Do sent representatives to Timberview to see Ketcham's teaching in action, take photos, and conduct interviews in hopes of showing how he shares his love of history and theatre by using the Broadway smash "Hamilton" in his classroom, and by dressing as King George III while covering the founding fathers.
To quote Hamilton, Ketcham is "Not throwing away his shot" to use this musical to get his kids excited about Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers.
Author : Coach Ketcham
Teacher, Lover of U.S. History. None of my thoughts are deep, and spelling and grammar are rarely double checked.