Elementary school students are learning at an age where they’re naturally curious about the world around them. They desire to ask questions while also engaging in creative activities that give them a means of expression and are integral for their development. That’s why established educators like Joan Gillman have spent their careers creating a classroom environment of interdisciplinary learning, where students can embrace the lessons taught in all subject areas while utilizing their creativity. This not only teaches students that they can make a real difference in the world, but provides them with a sense of inclusivity.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.