Dr. Yong Zhao says teachers are 'the guardians of their students’ dreams'
“Ask, ‘what do we want to be?’,” said Zhao when asked what advice he would offer to DCSD. “Try innovative things. My book is a call to rethink what is possible and what is best for our children.”
McGraw points to Zhao’s latest book, “World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students,” as an influential resource for teachers developing the DCSD Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum.
According to McGraw, Dr. Zhao’s visit was all about sustainable learning. “These past two days will frame all of the work we will be doing with teachers during the summer and next school year,” continued McGraw.
In addition to meeting with teachers, Dr. Zhao was a guest on the weekly radio talk show, “Let’s Talk Education” with host, DCSD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen. A recording of the show can be found at https://www.dcsdk12.org/superintendent/letstalkeducation/index.htm .