Welcome back to Mich Mash. Today our guest is Darrion Cockrell. He is a Physical Education teacher at Lindbergh Schools, Crestwood Elementary in St. Louis. He was selected by a committee of his peers and education partners across the state as the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year.
[00:01 – 10:39] Being Weird and Wacky with Darrion
- I introduce and give a brief background about our guest
- Darrion talks about being an enthusiastic person
- He also talks about his steps in breaking free from difficulties
- Breaking-free from being a Gang Member
[10:40 – 18:18] Teacher of the Year: Darrion Cockrell
- What it’s like to be in Crestwood Elementary
- Darrion as a P.E. teacher
- Keeping up the engagement with the kids at this time of the pandemic
- Motivational Monday Videos
- Making sure that the kids know you understand, you can help, and you support them
[18:19 – 23:39] Fun Questions with Darrion Cockrell
- If you gonna go to Karaoke night, what song will you sing?
- Recent act of kindness Darrion has received/given/witnessed
- Connect and Learn more about Darrion
- See Links Below
- Final Words
“There’s more to life than what I used to.” – Darrion Cockrell
“There’s a part that you don’t feel loved, you don’t feel supported or cared for, and I think growing up, what are things that are stuck in me is that it’s hard for me to trust people, to love people, to care for people, because I didn’t know how it felt.” – Darrion Cockrell
“You don’t realize until it hits you, how important you are to them.” – Darrion Cockrell
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