Teaching Spotlight: Han relates to students while taking classes at UNO

By Tomi Huber

Miss Megan Han came to Marian in the fall of 2016 fresh out of college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Mathematics. Now, a year later, Han is going to classes two nights a week at The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) to get her Master’s in Mathematics. Math has always come easily to her, but it is tough this year due to the fact that she has no time to ask for help and has to teach herself when she doesn’t understand something. On the other hand, Han feels that she is able to put herself into her students shoes more than ever before.

“It is harder to relate to students who don’t get it right away, but the last two semesters I took really difficult classes with terrible teachers that didn’t explain things, so I would get lost in class and it made me realize, ‘Oh this is what it feels like to not get it; to be confused, to feel lost.’ It has helped me as a teacher a lot to make sure that I slow down, make sure I know that my kids are understanding before I just jump to something new cause just because it makes sense to me, doesn’t mean it makes sense to somebody else,” Han said. This summer Han will continue school with two classes a week, ending with a comprehensive exam in July.

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Miss Megan Han’s college graduation picture from 2016.

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