Educators can be mistaken for the kings and queens of knowledge, disseminating intelligence and praise to our students. I propose that instead we model being explorers and take risks with problem solving and inquiry to benefit our learners.
Trevor Layman helped his Latin students see how an ancient language can allow them to explore the solar system.
Kelly Blais challenged her 8th-grade science students to design a bird adapted to a specific biome, considering environmental pressures that could threaten the bird’s survival.
Allison Fuisz challenged her 7th-grade students to develop their geographic knowledge by finding a new home for the Wicked Witch of the West.
Sarah Navarro, this week’s Educator of the Week, is the curriculum development manager at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. She guided students in a BioBlitz investigating the local flora and fauna.