The truth is, I am not really an expert in anything. I just LOVE to learn. For me, teaching at the flagship New Technology school has been one amazing and incredible learning experience. I often choose projects for my students that are things I personally would like to learn. And, of course, I build into every project, the opportunity for students to write, practice math and learn Digital Media technical skills.
But at the heart of it all, it's about being as excited as the students to learn something fresh and new. It's refreshing to not have to always be the expert, refreshing to be the one who says "I don't know. Where would be find the answer to that question? Let's look together!"
This is at the heart of why I teach Project Based Learning and why I LOVE my job at New Tech High, Napa.
Lisa Gottfried is a CTE teacher with 20 years experience as CEO of her own Video and Motion Graphics Production house. She currently teaches Intro to Digital Media, Video Production and Game/3D Design. She loves her job and her students!