JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – “I love to see that light in students’ eyes when it finally clicks, ” said Jordan Dison.
Nowadays, it is clicking in more ways than one. Mrs. Dison has spent this year as the online 2nd-grade teacher for Woodland Elementary and Fairmont Elementary.
“She is so technologically talented and brings that passion and excitement to all of her lessons. It’s always a joy to see her in action,” said Woodland Principal Dr. Karen Reach.
“I’ve learned more effective ways to deliver instruction that can be applied even in an in-person setting. I’ve learned to maximize my use of technology,” said Dison.
She’s also maximizing results in communication, as well as in instruction. Dison has found a way to create an in-class atmosphere while online.
“We do a special lunch chat Zoom that’s optional. Lots of students love that,” Dison said. “They can hop on. They don’t have to be on-topic. They can talk about things that 8-year-olds care about.”
That communication and family atmosphere extends beyond the students to their families.
“I see the dedication they have to their child. I think the child is seeing this amazing partnership between the school and their family in a way they’ve not seen before,” said Dison.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, student education is a total team effort, with Mrs. Dison leading the charge.
“I’m so blessed for this opportunity, I’m blessed to work for a system that supports teachers so well and to have the families that I’m working with,” said Dison.
Congratulations to Jordan Dison, this week’s Educator of the Week!
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