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Harnessing a Cyclone: Why Now?

This post was written by elementary educator Kelly Gresalfi. This is a four-part series, with installments released weekly. We encourage you to follow Kelly’s journey this month and challenge you to engage in the questions at the end of each segment using the hashtag #ExploreReflectConnect. In this particular moment it’s safe to say we feel like fish flopping out of water, which is why we need to … Continue reading Harnessing a Cyclone: Why Now?

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Harnessing a Cyclone: Reflect on Successes, Not Just Challenges

This post was written by elementary educator Kelly Gresalfi. This is a four-part series, with installments released weekly. We encourage you to follow Kelly’s journey this month and challenge you to engage in the questions at the end of each segment using the hashtag #ExploreReflectConnect. I feel it necessary to note that reflection isn’t just something I do when things go wrong; in fact, I tend to … Continue reading Harnessing a Cyclone: Reflect on Successes, Not Just Challenges

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Harnessing a Cyclone: How to Build a Reflective Practice

This post was written by elementary educator Kelly Gresalfi. This is a four-part series, with installments released weekly. We encourage you to follow Kelly’s journey this month and challenge you to engage in the questions at the end of each segment using the hashtag #ExploreReflectConnect. A reflective practice should be unique to the individual: it can manifest in a range of mediums, scope and scale, … Continue reading Harnessing a Cyclone: How to Build a Reflective Practice

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Harnessing a Cyclone: Reflecting on Success, Challenge, and Building a Pathway for Growth

This post was written by elementary educator Kelly Gresalfi. This is a four-part series, with installments released weekly. We encourage you to follow Kelly’s journey this month and challenge you to engage in the questions at the end of each segment using the hashtag #ExploreReflectConnect. If you ask my mom, she would say I was always like this. But if you ask me, I was … Continue reading Harnessing a Cyclone: Reflecting on Success, Challenge, and Building a Pathway for Growth

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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