Ben DiChiara Educator of the Week

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Educator of the Week - DiChiara

By Laura Bannon
By lbannon@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Ben DiChiara is a science teacher at North Side High School who hopes to make a difference.

"I can relate to a lot of the things they see, they do they hear so kind of a new age of style. Maybe I'm not as cool as the kids thing but I kind of know what's going on in their lives and outside of school," explained DiChiara.

This educator is also a coach and enjoys the daily interaction with his students.

"Along with teaching there's coaching them what you are supposed to do. How do you manage yourself outside of school?" he said. "Rather than just getting ready to bubbling in A, B, C, D."

Setting goals with his students to get them ready for life beyond North Side High School.

"As far as winning, meaning passing the class. Instead of trying to get a grade letter they try to get to the next level"

DiChiara hopes his students learn to become well-rounded individuals.

"Prepare the students for life as apposed to what's outside of school, to get them ready for what is to come rather than what is right now," DiChiara said.