Cultivating the Whole-of-Student Growth through Inquiry

Dr. LaMesha Craft, University Professor / Curriculum Developer
Dumfries, Virginia

Dr. Craft discusses the benefits of leading like a gardener in the classroom, fostering emotional intelligence, and improving the “whole-of-student” learning experience through inquiry-based instruction. Like a gardener, teachers can enable growth by cultivating an environment that nurtures curiosity, fosters growth (far beyond any learning outcomes or standards), and sets the conditions to develop our next generation of innovators, change agents, and problem solvers.

Dr. LaMesha Craft is a university professor and she also develops curriculum for high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level courses. She has over 12 years of teaching experience and she strives to leverage active-learning and inquiry-based techniques to facilitate “whole-of-student” development to include emotional intelligence and self-confidence. She believes the classroom is the perfect environment for students to try something new!

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