Vicki Phillips is an educational consultant dedicated to engaging and amplifying educator voices. She has held leadership positions across the country—at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Portland (Oregon) Public Schools. Phillips was recently a keynote speaker at the National Geographic Education Summit, where we had a chance to speak with her. This interview has been edited and condensed. … Continue reading Meet Vicki Phillips
BUSINESS While collectively as a nation—and especially as women—we’ve faced some significant challenges, there still remains much to be hopeful about. (Forbes) Use our wide-ranging collection of resources to recognize issues that impact women and girls, and honor achievements of pioneering women of the past and present. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas 1. More … Continue reading 7 Reasons to be Optimistic This Women’s Day
UNITED STATES What better way to celebrate Presidents Day than with a cool list? Where does your favorite rank? (C-SPAN) Find your favorite president on our cool map! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. (Yes, it’s updated to reflect the recent election.) Discussion Ideas The C-SPAN survey ranks U.S. … Continue reading What Presidents Were America’s Greatest Leaders?
POLITICS As Hillary Clinton begins her campaign for the U.S. presidency, we take a look at where women have served as heads-of-state in the 20th century. (Huffington Post) Map where women have led nations with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Any of these women would be a great subjects for a biography book report! Teachers, scroll down for a very quick list of key resources in … Continue reading Where Have Women Served as Heads of State?
Presidents’ Day is a wonderful time to get your students thinking about leadership. By learning about those who have served our country as President of the United States, your students may be inspired to pursue roles in public service someday. Looking at leadership can help your students understand how they can make an impact on their community even on a small scale, such as by … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 3 Ways to Celebrate Presidents’ Day