Curtis Acosta responds to the winners of the Spring 2015 "Learning That Matters" essay competition.
This Visual Learning Lesson will get your students thinking about what modern civilization can learn from ancient texts and traditions.
Describe a teacher or a classroom experience that helped make learning joyful and meaningful for you. Conversely, what message do you have for teachers and administrators who make learning tedious, even painful? How could they make learning more interesting and inspiring?
Read Nancy's essay about how a classroom visitor helped her share a secret with her classmates.
Read Jennifer's essay about two teachers who taught her to love learning.
Read Chiwon's essay about how her "Making It Real" class made her feel like a superhero in training.
Read Annabel's essay about why stories about transgender people should be included in the curriculum.
Read Noah's essay about how self-directed learning inspires him to make the world a better place.
We received many powerful essays for the Spring 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Read Leah's essay about replacing worry with bravery.
Read Rechanne's essay about the impact that worry has on her and her family.