Meet Walking Classroom Ambassador Dr. Casey Ewy. Casey teaches Special Education at Susan B. Anthony Middle School (USD 383) in Kansas. Her primary focus is students identified with Emotional Disturbance as their primary disability. She has worked in education for 23 years, and is starting her second year using The Walking Classroom.
What are your memories of yourself when you were that age?
I loved to read and spend time with my friends. I was very active in my local 4H club.
I had an amazing Biology II teacher in high school. He took learning to a whole other level. He took us outside to learn about insects and birds first hand. We danced in our learning of DNA replication. We all wanted to be in his class each and every day!
Share your educational philosophy in one to three sentences.
All students need and deserve caring adults that want to and will help them down their unique path to success, whatever that may be.
What is your favorite content area/topic to teach? Why?
I love to teach Health and PE. So many of our emotional needs and obstacles can be worked on through meditation or just plain moving!
What is your favorite podcast or Walking Classroom memory and why?
I truly enjoy every podcast because they offer so much diversity in their topics. My students and I had the best discussions following the podcast on the Negro Leagues. It led into many lessons that branched out because the students wanted to learn more!
What is your best teaching memory?
My class this year decided on service as one of our Core Values. So, each month we helped at the local food bank handing out food. It was life-changing for each of us.
What advice would you give to a new teacher?
Relax and have FUN!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Exercise and spend quality time with my family!
Name something you’d like to cross off your bucket list.
I would like to complete a Spartan Race!