George Lucas Educational Foundation

Anna Mae Tempus

High School English Language Arts Teacher

Anna Mae Tempus is a proud public high school English language arts instructor, National Honor Society adviser, and Wisconsin High School Forensic Association forensics coach. As the recipient of the Wisconsin Council Teachers of English award for Outstanding First Year Teacher in 2016, she is dedicated to fostering national and global discussion on equity within education and the development of opportunities for student leadership.

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  • Student Engagement

    When Am I Ever Going to Use This?

    High school students ask this question partly to challenge the teacher’s authority, but they may really want to know the answer.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Borrowing Ideas from Montessori

    Three Montessori-inspired strategies high school teachers can use to foster students’ independence and engagement in learning.
  • New Teachers

    Building Resilience as a New Teacher

    An early-career teacher shares strategies for responding with grace to three difficult issues new teachers may face.