George Lucas Educational Foundation

Esther Park

New Teacher Mentor and Gifted & Talented Enrichment Teacher

Esther Park is an educator who is passionate about student empowerment and teacher leadership. Esther works at Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School located on a military base in Hawai'i. She holds a hybrid role as a New Teacher Mentor and Gifted & Talented Enrichment Teacher. She has also taught fifth grade for five years. Esther graduated from the University of Virginia and received her MS in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Esther is a Hope Street Group Hawaii State Teacher Fellow and an alumna of Teach For America Hawaii. 

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    Asking Students to Plan Bad Behavior

    Getting students to think about behaving badly helps them arrive at positive norms—and such reverse thinking may work in other situations as well.