Mr. Burns is a new teacher this year! He is teaching freshman physical education and sophomore team or individual sports. I have the pleasure in taking one of his sophomore team sports classes and it is a blast. This also means that I had time to ask him some questions about his experience as a bear.
Mr. Burns taught at Northwood Elementary School before he started teaching here for the 2020-2021 school year. He talked to me about how different it is here saying, “It is different to be teaching older, more mature, students that are all so close in age”. He says he enjoys teaching older students and getting to play with them and interact with them on almost a daily basis. “I end up playing a lot of games and getting in on activities with all of my students and I really enjoy it”. Mr. Burns is almost like one of the kids in class and gym class with him is so fun. He also has some of his former students from Northwood in his new class and everyone involved enjoys the fun and lighthearted atmosphere!
I also had some time and asked him how the experience of being a CBNA bear is going for him. He told me that it is definitely different to be teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic especially it being his first year here. He also says that it has been good for his teaching style to receive feedback from his fellow faculty members and that he too is learning a lot. The only difference from Northwood he says, “I got to walk around the whole school when I had freetime. Now I’m kind of stuck in Smith Hall all day but I do have lots of kids and classes”. Overall Mr. Burns has decided that he really likes being a part of CBNA and most of his students would say that we love having him.
– Ella Brooks