Nate Edwards, a mathematics teacher at Poplar Bridge Elementary School in Bloomington, MN, realized while traveling the world that he could use puppets to connect with people across language and cultural barriers.
Why not use puppets to help his students, who have emotional and behavioral disabilities, to make connections of their own? Edwards took this realization and turned it into a $2,000 NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant project. Watch his video above to see how it turned out.
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