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A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

This post was written by Chief Education Officer Vicki Phillips. This year was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. Just as 2020 changed our world, it changed education as well. The global pandemic shut down schools prompting an enormous transition to remote and hybrid learning. Along the way, another epidemic continued—of violence against the Black community—sparking a long-overdue reckoning over racial injustice. For these reasons … Continue reading A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

Meet Jen Chavez-Miller: 2020 National Geographic Gilbert M. Grosvenor Educator of the Year

This post was written by Vicki Phillips, Chief Education Officer, National Geographic Society. If there is one thing we can’t say enough to educators, it is “Thank you.” The National Geographic Gilbert M. Grosvenor Educator of the Year award is an opportunity to do just that—to show our profound appreciation for an individual who’s demonstrated exceptional achievement in education. I’m honored to share that this … Continue reading Meet Jen Chavez-Miller: 2020 National Geographic Gilbert M. Grosvenor Educator of the Year

My #TeacherStrong Strategy: Overcoming Doubts to Teach Successful Science Labs Online

This post was written my 4th & 5th grade math & science educator Sonia Myers. When we went to distance learning in the spring, it was crisis management mode. I felt as if everything I did in the classroom couldn’t be related to distance learning. Having the summer to look at different platforms and do professional development and talk to other teachers, I realized I … Continue reading My #TeacherStrong Strategy: Overcoming Doubts to Teach Successful Science Labs Online