Hallet returns to CMR as student teacher

Ava Donohue and Kerrigan Edwards

Former Indian Education teacher Kylan Hallet has decided to take on teaching history for CMR high school. He is now a student teacher in Jolyn Johnson’s history classes. 

We all know student teaching can be a nerve-wracking experience, but Hallet has taken it in stride. He said he was a little nervous but mostly excited for his first day on the job. 

“I was getting going on something that I’ve been trying to do, and I’m one step closer to being a full-fledged teacher,” Hallet said. 

It’s something Hallet has come to enjoy, with his experiences in Indian Education and coaching.

Teaching high school has enabled Hallet to have deeper conversations with his students now, than he would with a younger age group.

“What I like most about teaching high school is that you can have tough conversations or high intellect conversations because [students] are starting to think that way,” he said. 

But what inspired him to pursue history specifically? 

“I would say helping students to understand our past as a country and as the world; and to also see the connection from the past to the future and how those two play a part in each other,” Hallet said. 

Although he hadn’t planned on becoming a teacher, he earned a degree out of the University of Montana Western in case he changed his mind. He did, and now he’s forming relationships with kids in his history class and all around CMR. 

Hallet said he is ready to make memories, including “good laughs, really cool projects, and seeing kids learn and having that light bulb moment.”