Nov 14, 2017
Just because you graduated high school, graduated college, and got a job doesn’t mean that you won’t sometimes still feel like the new kid. Ryan checks back in with podcast favorite and Ukulele Ninja Christopher Kurt about his first quarter teaching in a new school. Sometimes you just need to change your life. Whether that means a new methodology or a new zip code depends on you, but Ryan and Christopher cover some of the questions you should ask to help you decide.
Highlight to Tweet: “I can be pretty chill and pretty awesome, but if you’re a butt, that’s gonna change.” - Topher Kurt
Mr. Christopher Kurt is in his fourth year of teaching and his first year at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. His first three years were spent teaching 6-8 General & Choral Music at Aldo Leopold Middle School in Burlington, IA. He graduated from Wartburg College in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis. In his first three years, Mr. Kurt was nominated three times for The Hawkeye’s “Teacher of the Year” Award. In the Fall of 2016, he was a presenter at the Iowa Technology & Educators Connection Conference. He has been a guest on the “Choir Ninja” podcast by Ryan Guth, on the episode “Uke, I Am Your Father,” in April of 2017. He will be presenting at the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference in November. He enjoys watching football, playing ukulele, and singing with the Heartland Men’s Choir in his free time.
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