This post was written by educator Michael Cruse.

Sometimes, evening professional development is a hard sell after a day of teaching, especially on a night with single-digit temperatures here in Washington, D.C.

The lure of the humid tropics and desert Southwest were enough to convince me, though.

Photograph by Mike Cruse

I wasn’t bound for parts south of the polar vortex, but instead to D.C. Teachers Night at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Sitting at the base of Capitol Hill, the Botanic Garden is a literal and figurative oasis from the politics and power that characterize the rest of the city. If you’ve never been, be sure to add it to…


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