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A Teacher of Teachers: Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe was an American educator and astronaut who tragically died in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. McAuliffe's teaching philosophy emphasized the importance of student-centered learning, encouraging students to take an active role in their own education.  

McAuliffe believed that education should be an interactive and engaging experience that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities they will face in the world. She saw the classroom as a place where students could explore and develop their own interests and talents, and where teachers could facilitate their learning and growth.  

One of McAuliffe's most famous quotes was, "I touch the future, I teach." She believed that teachers had a crucial role to play in shaping the future by inspiring and guiding future leaders and innovators. McAuliffe's teaching philosophy was also influenced by her experience as a parent. She believed that parents and teachers should work together to support students and help them reach their full potential. At CMASAS, we strive to build upon McAuliffe’s beliefs and function as an institution that helps students thrive with their studies while pursuing their passions. 

McAuliffe's passion for education and her commitment to her students made her an inspiration to many. Her legacy lives on through CMASAS, which provides an online, private, personalized education to K-12 students.  

In summary, Christa McAuliffe's teaching philosophy emphasized the importance of student-centered learning and the role of teachers in inspiring and guiding the next generation of leaders. Her legacy serves as a reminder of the power education has to shape the future and make a positive impact on the world.