It’s hard for one to determine if room 402 at West Navarre Intermediate School is a concert hall or a classroom.
Janet Bryan’s third graders are singing along to music by The Beatles as they work on an art project. This teaching approach is by design and Bryan has leaned on it during her 21 years of teaching. She’s been at WNI since 2005.
“I let the kids be creative. They are doing work, reading lyrics and singing. It’s a different type of classroom,” Bryan said.
But it works, so well in fact that Bryan has been named the school’s Teacher of the Year for 2020.