The importance of risk-taking in the science classroom: A conversation with Valeria Rodriguez
In this episode, our host Eric Cross sits down with Miami-based educator Valeria Rodriguez. Valeria shares her journey of serving in the Peace Corps, working a corporate job, and eventually finding her passion as a middle school science teacher. Listen in as Valeria explains how sketchnoting, a form of note-taking that utilizes illustrations, encourages student choice, and fosters creativity in her classroom. Eric and Valeria also discuss the importance of risk-taking within the science classroom, and how students’ own mistakes can be crucial in modeling resilience. Lastly, Valeria shares experiences she had with several teachers who inspired her throughout her career.