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Rancho Teacher's Method of 'Teaching the Whole Student'

Catherine Nam, Rancho Elementary, has a unique approach to teaching which she calls "teaching to the whole student."

Catherine Nam is a fourth-grade teacher at here in Novato.  She also competes in triathlons with my husband. I was especially proud to interview her in our Sounding Board television series with . She has a special approach to students that is well worth listening to. Being involved with the Sounding Board productions is all part of my volunteer involvement with Soroptimist International of Novato, which has been doing this local television series for more than 20 years.

Watch our weekly Sounding Board shows, or watch this particular program embedded below.

The Sounding Board programs on NPAT are produced by club members of Soroptimist International of Novato. This blog is a preview of a program that is yet to be shown, and will be shown on a Wednesday evening at 7 or 7:30 p.m. and repeated on Saturday morning at 9 and 9:30 a.m. NPAT is our local Channel 26. NPAT's full programming can be viewed at www.npat.org/.

Remember that the statements, opinions, and views expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Soroptimist International of Novato nor that of Novato Public Access Television.  

For more information about Soroptimist International of Novato, check out www.soropnovato.org.  

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Fredda August 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM
The all Marin station, MCTV channel 26, shows Sounding Board shows Monday evenings at 8:00. You can watch Sounding Board whenever you like, 24/7, on the Soroptimist online channel, www.youtube.com/soropsoundingboard
Sylvia Barry August 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Tina - The Sounding Board is a Soroptimist International of Novato program that has been in existence for the past 20 years. We have our own criteria on the types of programs to produce in keeping with Sorptimist International's Mission Statement of " Improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world". Although it is a good idea to learn more about our local educational system, it is certainly not our goal to produce programs for NUSD. What you suggested might be best produced by NUSD.
Jim L August 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Sylvia, Thank you for setting the record straight She belongs to nothing but knows something about everything . People are so tired of her lies and her view points that she says she came up with while doing her research
Tina McMillan August 24, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Unfortunately NUSD has its hands full but I'm glad your program was able to highlight the work of Ms. Nam. It was a pleasure to watch. Thanks.
Michael Christian August 28, 2012 at 03:19 PM
In case anyone missed it, here is a nice story on Transitional Kindergarten and Loma Verde Teacher Angela Kriesler. Her inspired work is helping to raise the bar for our kids too! Congrats Ms K, great job! http://www.marinij.com/novato/ci_21393410/two-year-kindergarten-begins-children-born-fall

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