Congratulations to Mr. Schwartz for being the November Bright Spot!

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On Monday, December 10th, Brandon Schwartz, a fifth-grade science teacher at Duval Charter School at Coastal, was awarded the CSUSA Bright Spots award for the month of November. Mr. Schwartz received the award based on his submission, which highlighted the 21st-century learning environment he has created in his classroom.

When speaking about his classroom, Mr. Schwartz said, “From the beginning of the year, I wanted to create a classroom culture of student ownership, intrinsic motivation, and most importantly, a place where students feel safe to explore their love of science.” He routinely seeks out student feedback on lessons, ensuring that the lessons are not only standards-based but also play to their interests. Continue reading Mr. Schwartz’s story.

CSUSA Bright Spots is an initiative designed to encourage teachers across the CSUSA network to spark their curiosity and imagination. Each month, the CSUSA Education Team will be highlighting and awarding the best ideas! At the end of the year, the network of teachers and leaders will vote on their favorite idea; this educator and school will be awarded an amazing grand prize! These ideas might not only inspire other teachers across the CSUSA network but potentially thousands of other educators around the world!

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