In order to expose students to new ideas, innovation, new people and places, teachers must help to make connections to learning outside of the traditional school classroom. Getting involved in pilot programs, innovative educator programs, and grants can open up opportunities for students. If we hope to raise a generation of students who are tolerant and accepting of others, who are out-of-the-box thinkers, and who are willing to take risks - then, we must expose them to all that the world has to offer. As you wind down the 2016-2017 school year, think about how you might provide one new opportunity for students to be exposed to something new and different next year. Help students to step outside of their comfort zone, or their “normal” and interact with something (or someone) new and different.
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I see opportunities come across my screen...a lot. I have acted on some, but not all. So, I started a collection. A collection of EDU opportunities. I share my collection @PitchThisEDU. Pick one and apply. Let me know if you need help. BTW - I'm a teacher, [purposeful] writer, tweeter. -Jen Hesseltine (@jenhesseltine)
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