If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
empowering youths to find fulfillment and purpose through making change and impacting others
What grade do you teach?:
speech and presentation, debate, us gov, poli-sci, writing, creative design, photography
How many years have you been teaching?:
"dry-erase marker/board for energetic brainstorm jam sessions"
I drive creativity, create programs, and bring projects to life. I'm also the devil's advocate.
My purpose in life is to build a better world by empowering youths to become leaders of change.
I believe in:
1) teaching as a creative profession; not a delivery system.
2) developing encouraging and flexible environments for teachers to evolve in their profession
3) creative curriculums & environments w/ creative approaches to better engage students.
4) creating culture of unity where students feel like family, take care of the school, help each other, and enjoy learning.
Great reminder for all lesson planning to allow flexibility and wiggle room to cater to the unique personalities of every student. Looking forward to hearing about the options for projects students can take up. I'm running out of artsy ideas suitable for students.
i just realized how you started the forest... starting with a grove, becoming a wood, becoming a forest. All these tree projects with unique attributes... a forest of them. IT would be interesting to see all schools having a unique tree type unique to their environment... imagine 100, 1000, 10000 schools... each school's tree hanging countless little treelings/seedlings of good things. This would truly be a forest of goodness! Fundamentally, all these trees would network like a digital forest... a forest in the clouds.
Thanks for directing me to the attachments. They're wonderful--brought a smile to my face today. I love that element very much because it opens a lot of possibilities on how we can stir the imaginations of young kids. Maybe kids can create their super powers and learn to apply them to digital crises and situations. This will let them not only have super powers, but also use them for good. Maybe a team effort like the Avengers... each specialty tackles one aspect of a problem or crises, and let the teamwork develop.