2020 Year End Wrap-Up With LEGO® Education Master Educators
We're closing out 2020 by asking some of our Master Educators about what it was like on the frontlines of education in the midst of a pandemic. This is your chance to hear about some the lessons they learned and the moments that kept them going!
Next, we gave our Master Educator's the difficult task of describing the past year in three words. This was an especially tall-order when you're hoping to stay family friendly, but once again the Master Educators came through and we put together a word cloud to give you an idea of how they responded!
It's been truly inspiring to hear stories from teachers around the world who are finding new and exciting ways to keep their students engaged in hands-on STEAM learning experiences. This is no small feat given the limitations posed by hybrid and remote learning. And we knew when we asked how their students were responding that they'd be more than happy to shine the spotlight on their kids! While their answers certainly reflected the diversity of their student populations, the clear thread uniting them was resiliency,
We believe that resiliency comes naturally with the confidence students develop when they're able to engage in learning through play. Our Master Educators were excited to share stories of the amazing work and dedication of their students throughout this very uncertain year.
Here are just a few examples of the kinds of things they had to say about their students ability to adapt and thrive, despite having to overcome challenges in technology, distance, and resources.
The message here is a hopeful one. It's about more than math and science or textbooks and report cards, it's about compassion and recognizing the importance of school when it comes to students social emotional health and well-being. Master Educator Steve Springer summed it up in the video above, "For some of them school with all its imperfections is still the best thing they have going for them." The kind of empathy and commitment we've seen from teachers all over the world shows just how seriously they take that responsibility. While the return to normalcy will no doubt be gradual, it's exciting to think about how powerful it will be when our students and teachers are back in their classrooms carrying with them the experience of overcoming these challenges together.