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Teachers who are dynamic and inspiring pupils to work harder in pursuit of a rewarding future

Jessie Butcher | James Rumsey Technical Institute | High School Category

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Jessie Butcher
Applied Engineering & Robotics
James Rumsey Technical Institute
High School Category
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“Jessie’s philosophy of learning is clearly evident when entering her classroom. She utilizes Project-Based Learning principles to engage her students to learn through productive struggle within their teams. This is not easy, but it is the most effective way for students to understand and apply scientific principles to manufacturing challenges.”

Donna Van Metre, Director
James Rumsey Technical Institute

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“Project-Based Learning gives students personal ownership. Students follow the engineering design process, organize and conduct investigations, obtain and analyze meaningful data and arrive at solutions. This process leads to productive struggle and growth.”
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"Jessie’s philosophy of learning is clearly evident when entering her classroom. She utilizes Project-Based Learning principles to engage her students to learn through productive struggle within their teams. This is not easy, but it is the most effective way for students to understand and apply scientific principles to manufacturing challenges.”

Donna Van Metre, Director
James Rumsey Technical Institute

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“My classes are mixed-age (11th and 12th grades) and follow a Simulated Workplace Model. This allows for peer mentoring between students. As leaders, students work to maintain a healthy, clean, and supportive classroom.”
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