Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and I teach in a rural, upstate New York school in the Finger Lakes. I attended college for Forestry and Environmental Biology, and worked in research before entering the teaching profession. My passion is to inspire this generation to be better stewards of the Earth than we have been. I value the process of science over the memorization of content, and feel most successful when my students are solving real problems with their scientific knowledge and skills. My students are amazing and they fill my heart with hope.
Patricia I would love to collaborate with you. I love the idea of the students writing events they wish to be posted about them in the future. It is similar to having students writing a letter to their future selves :) What a brilliant idea ! It also help us get to know our students on a deeper level.
Greg, your ideas are fantastic! I love the idea of teaching students the difference between yellow flags and red flags., and provide them a concrete way to visualize not only how to have the courage to report but also how they react themselves when they encounter yellow and red flags. I feel that many of older students have become desensitized to content they see on social media. One of the Teachers Guild Fellows, Theresa Shadrix, is creating a leadership program (CEOs of the Classroom). I will share some of your ideas with her; these are awesome. Moving forward, I would imagine a collaborative effort by educators, administrators, social workers, and local law enforcement would best be able to discriminate between yellow and red flags.
I love this Paloma. I love everything science. Your idea inspired me to write about Scientific Phenomena, that can be used in the elementary and secondary levels. I think one of the most important things we can do as educators is to foster student curiosity, at all ages.