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Mrs. Harris spills the beans on teaching! ~By: Ashley Harris

About Mrs. Dana Harris

Mrs. Harris went to Abilene Christian University for her Bachelor's degree in education. Recently she earned her Master's in education. Mrs. Harris teaches Computer Science and Software Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design, Architectural Design and Computer Programming. Mrs. Harris has taught high school classes for 3 years. Once at Haltom High School and twice at Richland High School.

Characteristics of her classroom and daily routines

What does she do?

Mrs. Harris is a Computer Programming, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Architectural Design teacher.

What does her classroom look like?

  • Colorful posters
  • Students work is posted on the wall
  • Motivational posters
  • City scape
  • ping pong table
  • green rugs
How many hours?

Mrs. Harris works 40-45 hours a week.

What management techniques does she use?

  • Mrs. Harris uses partners to check roll.
  • Mrs. Harris allowed small talk for brainstorming.
  • Mrs. Harris gave students 10 minutes for the structure to be built.
What teaching techniques does she use?
  • Mrs. Harris was enthusiastic and kept things moving
  • Mrs. Harris gave helpful hints to students
  • Mrs. Harris gave prizes to those who had the highest tower.
What is the hardest thing about teaching?

Keeping the students involved.

On a score from 1-10 how much self motivation do you need?

About an 8.