Schools across West Orange County will be soon hosting this year's Teach-In event. Currently in its 18th year, Teach-In 2009 is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, and provides the community an opportunity to be a "Guest Teacher" at one of our area schools. It is a wonderful chance for the business community to take some time to connect with schools and talk about careers, hobbies or other experiences. It provides students with "real-world" insight from members of our community and, at the same time, allows the community to see what today's classrooms are like.
I have been fortunate to speak to numerous classes over the years at both elementary and middle schools. This is a truly enjoyable experience, as students exhibit a genuine interest and are eager to learn from what their "teachers" have to say. I discovered that questions and comments from children to be surprisingly enlightening and provide a unique perspective on my career.
Many of our Chamber members have valuable experiences to share with students. No matter what the profession, you can trust that children want to hear about and learn from it. Without doubt, it is a rewarding experience that should not be missed.
For more information regarding this year's Teach-In, download the information & registration form here or go to the Foundation For Orange County Public School website
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