Building Foundations

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”

      –Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and secretary-general of the UN 1997-2006

 

This week was transformational. New and returning students walked through Taos Education and Career Center’s doors and began connecting with each other in preparation for the important coursework ahead.

Through a hands-on workshop we uncovered personal preferences for various career paths. We explored how brain research can inform effective practices in learning and teaching. We began creating awareness around the factors in our learning environment that cause us both comfort and stress. Some of us even decided math can be fun and relevant!

All of the work on behalf of the students and staff at Taos Educational and Career Center is so appreciated. Through hands-on activities like the engineering exercise above, students are creating a safe, supportive community for achieving that which we have not achieved until this point. Looking forward!