Local Teacher Creates Unique Environment For Students
GAINESVILLE - Utility belts and get-away cars are some of the things required in one teacher’s class in Alachua County.
Timothy Hinchman a teacher at A.L. Mebane Middle School uses superhero analogies to teach STEM, science, technology, engineering and math.
For him the classroom is about making learning relatable to the students’ interests.
Hinchman just got back from Tallahasse as he was invited to participate in this year’s Florida Indian Youth Program.
“I had one girl who at the beginning asked me 15,000 questions and then once we got to the third day she said, I think I want to be an engineer. And to me that’s why I teach,” Hinchman said.
The Florida Indian Youth Program is put together by the Florida Governor’s Council On Indian Affairs. The program is free and is a two week long summer camp where native american students are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge through hands-on projects.
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