During the year of my award as Oregon’s Teacher of the Year (2007), I was excited and a bit intimidated to learn that all of the Teachers of the Year (TOYs) would be attending Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. While there, I learned some important lessons that have continued to serve me well. One of the reasons I felt a bit intimidated was that we attended Space Camp with TOYs from many countries around the world. I found myself worrying about what a simple first grade teacher from Oregon had to contribute to this amazing group of teachers.
I’m not sure what I contributed to them, but I know the experience was life changing for me. In last month’s blog I shared about how I used some of my experiences at Space Camp as the foundation for a series of video lessons I’m going to be posting to the blog over the next few months. This next video lesson for the New Year, is one of my favorites. (more…)