Matthew Bacon-Brenes, Dual Language Immersion Teacher

Matthew Bacon-Brenes, a dual language immersion teacher in Portland, Oregon helps to realize the power of dual language immersion by teaching American history in Japanese.

Tweet it: Matthew Bacon-Brenes is a dual language immersion teacher in #Portland, Oregon who teaches U.S. history in Japanese. Find out how he does it: #ThankATeacher #FutureForLearning @NEAFoundation


Public educators in cities, towns, and rural communities across the country are doing incredible things to help students shape their future and grow. Watch and share what these five teachers are doing with their students, colleagues, and community.

This is one of 5 videos featuring the finalists for the NEA Foundation’s 2019 Award for Teaching Excellence. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-11 and we’re sharing these videos to celebrate the teachers who are changing the lives of millions of children every day in our public schools. Share these videos on social media and use the hashtag #ThankATeacher to join in.

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