Kaya Derin Ozkan
Recently The Pawprint has interviewed the new teachers of DAA, including physics and math teacher Mr. Inman. The Pawprint has asked Mr.Inman a few questions to really get to know what kind of teacher he is.
Which schools have you worked in before arriving to Dubai American Academy?
I have worked in many schools in the United States, and New Zealand.
What did you do before you began teaching?
I have done different jobs, in between teaching jobs. I have done everything from fundraising for a science museum to working at an engineering firm.
What exactly is your favorite topic to teach?
What kind of relationship do you believe a student should have with their teacher?
It should be a friendly and colloquial relationship, that they work together so the student can learn as much as possible. The teacher also has to be willing to learn as well.
How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for over 25 years.
Have you ever taught anything other than science throughout your teaching career?
I have taught math in some of the previous schools that I have worked for.
What do you think about the students here at DAA?
They are great. Students here are great.
What do you think is the most important thing that a student should learn about in science, whether it be physics, biology, etc.?
How to find information – not to memorize information, but to find it, and organize it.
What do you think is the most important feature of a classroom, whether it be that the students respect the teacher, or for their to be complete silence etc.?
That there is serious learning going on.
What would be your craziest student experience?
Well as a teacher, I’ve had demonstrations a couple times that have gone wrong and momentarily incapacitated my ability to teach.
DAA would like to welcome Mr.Inman into our school and our community.