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Have you ever watched toddlers play in a playground? You will notice how the children interact with the objects and nature around them. You will see their eyes question, then see the way in which they resolve the problem that has risen in their minds. Kids are naturally curious. They are discovering their world and when something doesn’t fit they will interact with others and figure out a way this works best for them.[…] Continue Reading »
Many of us will face new learners as another semester of classes begin. For some of us, this can be a frightening and stressful experience. It should be. We have an enormous responsibility as educators to inspire our students to be continuous learners, explore their curiosities and search for solutions to problems that need to be solved.[…] Continue Reading »
What do educators have in common with gold-medal winning swimmers Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin or gymnast Gabby Douglas? Purpose. Greatness. Persistence.
Andrea Hajek, a director of educator engagement for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, reminds educators of their Olympian potential in a recent interview with SmartBrief education editor Trigie Ealey.
As a National Board Certified Teacher, what are the three most important pieces of advice you have for fellow teachers returning to school this year?[…] Continue Reading »