Project-Based Learning, Trauma/Resilience, Elementary Generalist, STEAM, Restorative Practices
Carmen Zeisler is a Learning Consultant and Coach focusing on redesigning education in the ESSDACK Learning Centers through a Project-Based Learning approach as well as collaborating with teachers on Trauma-Informed practices. She loves working with teachers on building a reading culture at their school along with helping teachers see how they can integrate picture books through science and social studies. Carmen is well versed in integrating technology tools into the elementary classroom. Some of her favorites are Seesaw, Flipgrid, and Classkick.
Carmen has traveled the world as a teacher. She spent ten years in Mexico at the American Institute of Monterrey teaching 9th and 10th grade English literature and helped build the gifted and talented program that was used as a model for all of the state of Nuevo Leon. Carmen fell in love with the Mexican culture through language, food, dance, music, and people.
She started getting antsy and wanted a new adventure so she headed off to Brasilia, Brazil where she spent three years at the American School of Brazil teaching kindergarten where she had students from 16 different countries in one classroom! Her time in Brazil left her with a passion for writing and languages.
She landed back home in McPherson, KS where she taught for 10 years prior to coming on board at ESSDACK. Carmen has been to 33 countries and loves infusing her travels into her teaching.
Carmen’s passion is building relationships with students and teachers so that she can then ask questions to help guide them in finding their passions!