A Colorado Teacher Shortage Puts Rural Schools On The Brink Of Crisis

I really enjoyed teaching in rural Colorado schools, but even I wasn't looking for a job in the eastern part of the state, far from the mountains and the resources of the Front Range cities. They have it rough out there, and low salaries in small districts don't help. Recruiting teachers from out of state helps fill positions that need filled, but I don't know how many of those positions stay filled over time.

Curious Minds, Serious Play | Jan de Lange | TEDxAmsterdamED

I really like this talk by Jan de Lange, former director of the Freudenthal Institute in the Netherlands. Curious Minds is a project that explores the creativity and reasoning of young children, and tries to support that creativity and reasoning as they get older and we too often see this kind of thinking decrease (or become hidden).