U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

This post was written by educator Michael Cruse. Sometimes, evening professional development is a hard sell after a day of teaching, especially on a night with single-digit temperatures here in Washington, D.C. The lure of the humid tropics and desert Southwest were enough to convince me, though. I wasn’t bound for parts south of the polar vortex, but instead to D.C. Teachers Night at the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

Why National Geographic Education?

What distinguishes National Geographic Education as a leader in professional development? We had a chance to ask educators at the National Geographic Education Summit, and their answers were both powerful and unpredictable. Participating in our roundtable were: Leon Tynes. Tynes teaches and serves as the technology department head at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School in West Haven, Connecticut. His students are empowered to … Continue reading Why National Geographic Education?

Strategy Share: Exploring Our Changing Planet in Humanities Classrooms

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver, a high school social studies and English language arts teacher in Boston, Massachusetts, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. “No, we can’t change the world because our voices don’t … Continue reading Strategy Share: Exploring Our Changing Planet in Humanities Classrooms

Postcards for Charlottesville

  One of the activities on our (very long) to-do list for the first week of school was writing Postcards for Charlottesville through the #DearYoungPerson campaign with our new third-graders. On Friday afternoon, we carved out some time and got started. We started with a read-aloud of Painting for Peace in Ferguson by Carol Swartout Klein and used the book as a segue into a … Continue reading Postcards for Charlottesville