Northwest Ohio’s Teacher of the Year offers tips to get kids ready

Dr. Katie Peters says there are ways to support students as they head back to class
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 11:32 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - It’s time to get the kids geared up to go back to school, both mentally and physically prepared to tackle the new school year.

Dr. Katie Peters has been teaching for close to 20 years. In 2012, she was named Northwest Ohio Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Peters is an English teacher at Whitmer High School, so she knows a thing or two about getting kids prepared for the classroom.

“The world itself seems really unsettled, and our children, as a result, feel very unsettled, so one thing we can do to really prepare our children for coming back to school is to allow them to process and not feel rushed,” she said. “That means the week leading up to school, you’re getting prepared with school supplies, our bed times, we are starting to wake up a little sooner, so when that day comes they feel secure into their routine, and they don’t feel that anxiety that sometimes kids carry with them.”

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