By: Abigail Richards
Biology, human anatomy and physiology teacher Shonda Majors was recently selected to receive the Texas A&M Inspiration Award for Exceptional Education. The Tamu Times reports Majors, who teaches at the Northland Christian School in Houston, was nominated for one of these recognition awards by former student David Worth.
Worth, who is graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at A&M, said he nominated Majors for her caring nature and ability to teach her students in an exciting and engaging manner.
"Mrs. Majors called them her ‘Shonda-isms.' It was a funny saying or dance move that helped her students remember important concepts," Worth wrote in his nomination letter, the news outlet reports. "She would stand on a table and dance with her hands flying in different directions to help us remember the different planes and directional terms of the body in anatomy or spin around in a circle with an ADP sticky note on one hand and an inorganic phosphate sticky note on the other to give us a visual of how ATP synthesis works in biology."
The Texas A&M official website reports the award is given to a "Texas high school teacher who made a significant impact on a Texas A&M graduate." Aside from earning praise, the teacher who wins also receives a $2,000 prize and the school at which he or she teaches is given a donation of $1,000.
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