Be That Teacher with Steven Tutunick

In this week’s episode of “Be That Teacher”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Tutunick, National Curriculum Specialist with McGraw-Hill. Our topics of discussion include: What Steve has seen as evidence of successful teaching practices, teachers and student choice, data to drive instruction, differentiation; questions Steve asks teachers as he is work with them, such as how they connect with students and why they may not be engaged, Steve’s recent experience with teachers in the New England region, digital integration of instruction and hands-on. He also expresses what has changed and how can teachers think differently about grades and assessments. Lastly, Steve’s philosophy of beginning with the end in mind, what that looks like, simple suggestions and stories of success!

His area of expertise is in both language arts and social studies.  Prior to his role as a curriculum specialist, he worked as the National Technology Consultant He spent fourteen years in education serving as a classroom teacher, Assistant Principal, and District Technology Trainer.  Steve received a National Board Certification and has a BS and MS degree in education plus a K-12 ESOL  English to Speakers of Other Languages certification. He has received numerous awards including Orange County, FL Teacher of the Year, a nominee for Presidential Math Award, and Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Recipient to Japan.​

In his current capacity Steve works nationally collaborating with school district administrators and curriculum directors to provide strategic assistance with district goals and implementation. He also creates and delivers professional workshops on the regional, state and national levels for ELA and Social Studies.​

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