First-year teacher connecting with students

By Sara Miller, Student Correspondent
Photo courtesy of Kewaunee School District

Lynn Rueckert admits there have been some struggles and achievements as a first-year science teacher at Kewaunee High School. Rueckert teaches three classes, physical science, chemistry, and physics. These classes add up to a total of about 100-120 students. She describes one of her struggles as learning how to teach students a hands-on subject while having virtual and “in-person” students. She also struggles with students who do not value education and feel that it has nothing to do with the “real world.” Because of this, Rueckert has changed her teaching style to relate to the students and their interests.

She believes this different teaching style is successful in helping students retain a subject’s information and connect with their education.