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Creativity & COVID: A Lesson from Art Educators on the Importance of Creativity in a Crisis

At National Geographic Education, we see the work of educators encompassing a wide range of skills: flexibility, thoughtfulness, application of the most up-to-date content and pedagogy, relationship building, and so much more. A common thread across subjects and content, in every teaching setting—and now especially in the move to digital or hybrid learning—is the importance of creativity in your work designing learning experiences. You are … Continue reading Creativity & COVID: A Lesson from Art Educators on the Importance of Creativity in a Crisis

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A Recipe for Good Storytelling: Cooking, Cameras, Community and the Power of Photography to Change the World

Feature image by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark. This post was written by educator Jenna Conner-Harris. Photography is like cooking and baking: they are forms of art. All are done with love and care, meticulously created and crafted. Each work is meant to be better than the next, and then shared with others for enjoyment. Similarly, a photograph captures a slice of life and … Continue reading A Recipe for Good Storytelling: Cooking, Cameras, Community and the Power of Photography to Change the World

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Calling on Community and Embracing a Growth Identity

This post was written by educator Jennifer Burgin. Who do I want to be during COVID-19? The question appeared in the center of a graphic I saw recently on social media and it struck me—it was the first time I saw something that helped me unpack my evolving feelings during this time. The graphic features three concentric circles, each with a specific “zone”: fear, learning, … Continue reading Calling on Community and Embracing a Growth Identity

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#TeacherStrong: A Movement Always in the Making

This post was written by educator and 2020 Education Fellow Dwayne Reed. I am in one place right now, but my mind is in a million others. My thoughts are with my family and friends, but also with all of my scholars, their families, and their caregivers. I want to make sure all of my people are good, and all of my people’s people are … Continue reading #TeacherStrong: A Movement Always in the Making

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Strategy Share: How to Make Simple Videos to Transport Your Students and Transform Their Learning

Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from our community of educators. This post was written by Ben Graves after his expedition to Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. A lot of us are using digital video to connect with our students during this difficult new reality of distance learning in which we are … Continue reading Strategy Share: How to Make Simple Videos to Transport Your Students and Transform Their Learning