Posted: September 3, 2020 / 11:03 am EDT
/ Update: September 3, 2020 / 11:03 AM EDT
Jacksonville, NC. (WNCT) – Unslow County schools have one new teacher of the year.
On Tuesday, a small group of district leaders surprised Dr. Zadda Baji, a music teacher at Queens Creek Elementary School, by receiving the news at his school.
“It simply came to our notice then. At first it was shocking, my mouth was completely open, ”Baji said.
Dr. Bazi spent 19 years teaching in Manati County, Florida, before joining Queen’s Creek Elementary in 19 Flor3.
He discovers that the best way to ensure that students feel empowered to take charge of their own learning is through a student-centered approach. Groupwork uses techniques such as studying popular music related to its students and applying methods for self-observation and self-assessment to raise students and create an environment for them to think for themselves.
He considers teaching as a lucrative profession because educators help children develop a young mind. This is more than Dr. Baji’s curriculum; It’s about the whole baby and building them to be “great and healthy” as members of society,
“Hopefully as Teacher of the Year I can be a voice and a positive light for educators showing that educators make a difference in children’s lives day after day and children come first with their protection so we need to find ways to keep children safe and in meaningful education. To keep employed, ”Bet said.
Dr. Baji thinks teachers get more time in a day as a challenge. He said he would have sought time for further planning if he could.
After that, Dr. Baji will continue to compete at the regional level. Regional level winners will compete for the North Carolina Teacher of the Year.