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Teaching Excellence Teacher Spotlight: Dymon Morgan


What organization do you work for?

KIPP Houston

What grade-level and subject do you teach?

I teach 11th grade, Physics.

Where did you attend college and in what did you major? List all that apply.

I went to Spelman College. I was a Psychology major on a pre-med track.

What is the best part of teaching? What is the most difficult part of teaching?

The best part of teaching is building relationships with students and becoming a mentor for them. The most difficult part of teaching would be the long hours.

Describe a successful teaching strategy that you use in the classroom. How does this impact your students’ achievement?

A successful teaching strategy that I have used would be the inclusion of problem-based learning activities. From reflecting, I have come to see that my students not only are more invested in this learning style, but their retention of the information is higher in comparison to other objectives. Hence, the most evident impact was the scores on their unit test and common assessment in terms of achievement.

What 3 words would you use to describe the experience of participating in Teaching Excellence?

Informative, Strategic, and Progressive

When you are not working on closing the achievement gap, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time, I enjoy working out and watching movies.

If you could create a t-shirt with a slogan that represents your philosophy of education, what would it say and why?

“Educate yourself in order to educate others.” I chose this slogan, because education is greater than the individual. Education can be utilized as a tool to find solutions to many issues plaguing society and the world. Hence, it is important for one to understand that you educate yourself not just for yourself but to be of service to others.

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