Country's top teacher honored in Rose Garden ceremony

04/30/2008 | Google

Michael Geisen, 35, who left a career in forestry to become a seventh-grade science teacher, on Wednesday was named the 2008 national teacher of the year, in part for his own creative approach to teaching and his capacity for fostering that same quality in his students. "Children have this tremendous creative capacity and this natural curiosity about the world," Geisen said. "We squander the entrepreneurial spirit of children because we place such a high value on being right all the time."

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