Dr. McKinney was asked to submit an article for Washington Principal Magazine. This is the beginning of the article that was published in Spring, 2014.
My last writing of any substance, other than my weekly “What’s Happening at K-5 STEM?” emails, was my doctoral dissertation. When asked to write this article about hope, I found myself thinking in that dissertation writing mode again: How can I effectively communicate the degree to which our K-5 STEM school really does help students foster a sense of hope about themselves and their future? In structuring this article, I did a bit of research to uncover what the current thinking is on developing hope in children.
I uncovered several key themes that, loosely speaking, positively correlate with our experiences at K-5 STEM. What follows are examples of how we are “doing that.”… *
*Washington Principal, Spring 2014