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Astronaut Candidate Interviews - Joseph Acaba
09.23.04
 
I'm, uh, I think a fairly active teacher. I try to keep the kids entertained. I'm not an actor, but a lot of what we do is keeping the kids engaged. And, the one thing I've learned in my years of teaching is that you really need to connect with the students one way or another. You need to get them excited about the subject matter. And, once they're, once they're excited and asking questions, then you're better able to teach the material. So, I always have lots of things in my classroom so when the kids walk in they go, "What's that? How does that work?" And, it just kind of sets the stage for whatever we're going to do that day.