Documentary featuring Kuna teacher to play at Egyptian

If you missed the recent TV airing of “Teach”, a documentary about four school teachers including a 7th grade math instructor from Kuna Middle School, you can catch the film at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Egyptian Theater.

The movie is free, but you must get tickets.

Shelby Harris, the Kuna math teacher, and Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, who directed the film, will be at the showing for a question-and-answer session after the film.

In the film, Harris discusses the use of the Khan Academy, a free online program, and how it affected her students.

Khan Academy is in 48 Idaho schools with the help of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation in a partnership with Northwest Nazarene University and the Khan Academy.

The program helps Harris by letting her focus on instruction.

“The computer is for practice and feedback,” she said.



Sports columnist Brian Murphy writes about all sports in the Treasure Valley with a concentration on Boise State football and men's basketball. Murph has been with the Statesman since 2005. You can follow him on Twitter @MurphsTurph.

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