J. M.

Guest Blogger

English Teacher

Kauai, Hawaii

J.M. has been teaching and learning about English Language Arts and rhetoric for 11 years. He is a National Board Certified teacher and has served as an instructional coach, peer mentor and the Language Arts Department Chair. Jonathon worked with IIE and Fulbright Japan on an educational teacher exchange focused on incorporating sustainability into education. Jonathon enjoys surfing and spending time at the beach with his wife and daughters. Jonathon earned a BA in English from the University of Portland, an MA in English from Portland State University and an M.Ed. from the University of Oregon. He strongly believes in teaching his students what Nick Offerman has stated, that if you change all of your mistakes and regrets, you’d erase yourself.

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Posted May 3, 2019

Our Students’ Truth Matters and We Must Listen

As an English teacher, I encourage students to take risks as they dive into learning and embrace failure. I encourage…

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