Teacher Corner: Mr.Baurle
After being in the military and having a child, Mr. Baurle joined our Hebrew Academy family as a science teacher. We sat down to ask him a few questions to get to know him.
Yael: Who would you say is your biggest role model and why?
Mr. Baurle: I had a good upbringing–good parents–which I was able to benefit from. Educationally, I think I would go with Carl Sagan. Sagan was a good combination of intelligence and philosophy. He brought science to light when I was growing up; he made me interested in what I wanted to be.
Yael: What influenced you to be a teacher?
Mr. Baurle: Mostly the fact that my wife is a teacher across the street. I came in for a Veterans Day presentation, being in front of a few classes, and that is when I knew I wanted to teach.
Yael: What have you learned from being at Hebrew Academy thus far?
Mr. Baurle: I have learned some different routes to get to South Beach. The entire aspect of Shabbat, which creates a sense of community, is something that I’m learning more about.
Elisheva: How has your background in the military influenced your teaching style?
Mr. Baurle: I think it has enabled me think outside of the box. I feel that I am able to tackle certain situations in a way that I would not be able to without the military experience.
Elisheva: Do you have any advice for students regarding peak academic performance?
Mr. Baurle: Hard work pays off in the end, and you have to be confident in what you are doing as far as your work.
Written By:Yael Sterenfeld and Elisheva Adouth