Mighty in Presence: The Teacher Innovator at Work

October 24, 2017

By Amanda Avallone, Education Week | October 20, 2017 5:23 PM

Education Week

Classes are in session right now, so the halls of Thomas B. Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, CO, are empty and nearly silent. From behind the walls of the classrooms we pass, only the rumbling, low tones of the educators and the occasional soprano solo of a student’s question break the quiet. Then we turn a corner and hear it: the din of many people talking all at once. Their youthful voices are quick, loud, and eager. Some might be described as urgent. This is Christina Classen’s 21st Century Geography and World History class, where the freshmen are “studying” the War on Terror.

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