Wendi Pillars, NBCT, has been teaching English-language learners in grades K-12 for over 20 years, both stateside and overseas, in civilian and military contexts. She also works as a facilitator with the Teacher Leadership Institute, guiding emerging teacher leaders in playing more consequential roles in shaping educational policies and practices. She is the author of "Visual Notetaking for Educators: A Teacher's Guide to Student Creativity," and a frequent contributor to EdWeek and other educational platforms. Wendi is a former Global Classroom Fellow through the State Dept, a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, and teacher leader with the Center for Teaching Quality. An autodidact, she is focused on providing brain-changing, perspective-altering learning opportunities, and loves using creativity to empower her learners. Find her on Twitter @wendi322.