Philip Haigh teaches English in the UNCSA High School Academic Program. As a teacher,
he says, "I try to engage the whole student and not just focus on developing and improving
skills in my specific area. I am not interested necessarily in the nuts and bolts
of my subject—grammar, spelling, literary techniques—but rather in literature, film
and art in general as profound expressions of the human predicament that offer us
a larger vision with which to see our own existence."
I try to teach my students to think, to think critically, about the texts we explore
and themselves. Success in my class is not just defined by a grade.