DRESS DOWN DAY - Tuesday, September 30
Saturday, October 4, at Mr. Tire: Get Your Car Washed!!
9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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A Banner School Alumnus Returns to Teach
Welcome, Mr. Blair!
I have always wanted to be a teacher. Since the third grade I’ve known this. Solving a problem, answering a question, brainstorming an idea, working through a concept – all these daily occurrences are what I thrive on. We have all heard teachers say they love seeing that “aha” moment in their students, when the light bulb comes on and the student finally grasps a concept. Indeed, that moment is glorious and very often hard to achieve.
However, what I love more than the “light bulb” moment is what follows. The student, now capable of seeing on their own, uses new understanding to brighten the path for others and to shine into deeper parts of a concept. I have given them a tool that they now can use forever and to their own discretion. The old saying is true – “Catch a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.”
Being asked to teach at The Banner School is an honor and a privilege. The quality of teaching, the small class sizes, the communal feel of campus and the esteemed reputation of The Banner School are extremely attractive to an educator. Plus, I’m an alumnus! It is both surreal and humbling to be walking the same halls again. I walk into a class and picture my former teacher and classmates. I remember the assemblies and dances. I know what it is to be a Banner student. I use this knowledge to my advantage. It helps me relate to my students.
They know that I have been where they are – literally. I have sat in the same desks and learned the same lessons. I learned so much at Banner and it is my hope to repay the favor. I realize that I can be a positive role model for these future Banner alumni and that I am recognized as one who embodies the “finished product” that the “Banner school difference” makes.
Recently married, Crosby lives in Frederick with his wife Natasha Bowens, a writer and photographer, who is anticipating the publication of her first book this spring, entitled The Color of Food (www.thecolorofood.org).