Lex Gillette, a 4x Paralympic silver medalist, was hyperexcited about making his mom’s mac and cheese, a meal he grew up with. He called her one weekend to walk him through each recipe step. But just before finishing up the last one, he realized that his favorite dish wasn’t going to be like his mom’s. He had messed up, he believed. And it bummed him out.
Maintaining motivation, especially when facing extreme adversity, is crucial in every occupation. But when teachers are already looking forward to the end of the school year in December, they need additional resources to help them feel inspired and ready to tackle classroom challenges.
Presented by Lex Gillette, American Paralympic Athlete
Moderated by Anjoli Santiago, Manager of Awesomeness, Classroom Champions
Presented by Deja Young, American Paralympic Athlete; and Ella Maya, 6th Grade Teacher, Glenn L. Downs Social Sciences Academy (AZ)
Moderated by Darri Stephens, Former Award-Winning Classroom Teacher, Founder of Darrow Ink, Learning Designer, Author, and Speaker