Innovation: Education

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How does your district hear from — and listen to — students?

Burke students share their learning with district leaders How many school board meetings have you sat through where the only voices you heard came from […]

#vted Reads: Troublemakers with Mike Martin

In this episode of #vted Reads, we talk about Troublemakers, a book by Carla Shalaby. We touch on what we’re really doing when we ask […]

8 ways feedback makes proficiencies work

Meet Grace Gilmour, and her proficiency-based classroom. “Oh yay. I was like: yay, my heart.” This was Grace Gilmour’s response to a student’s honest appraisal […]

(re)Building community

Breaking bread & stereotypes with formerly incarcerated Vermonters Food and community are inextricably linked. Birthdays, funerals, weddings, holidays: a meal with family and friends is […]

Toward a student-directed classroom

Releasing responsibility in Ottauquechee Ottauquechee Elementary School teacher Kim Dumont had a vision. She wanted to build her students’s self-direction and self-efficacy. She wanted students […]

#vted Reads: Orbiting Jupiter, with Stacy Raphael

  First, what is #vted Reads? Big news, listeners! #vted Reads has spun off from The 21st Century Classroom and is now available as a […]

Getting started with protocols

Be better at team conversations You know that spirited colleague of yours who dominates, practically filibusters, staff meetings with her lamenting and haranguing? Or your […]

Get started podcasting with students

New to podcasts?  Listen to a few! Before you jump into creating a podcast, get familiar with the format.  Here are a few that are […]

How can students make global connections?

  From Vermont to Mexico and back, via Smart Board As the world becomes increasingly more connected, so should our schools. For Vermont, many schools […]

How to build teacher advisory

Peoples Academy Middle Level shares their action research “It’s getting personal”. Peoples Academy Middle Level teachers discuss how they’ve created personal connections with students in […]

Run the world (Teachers) aka #TeacherDirectedPD

We just held the Best. In-service. Ever.  And all it took was a little love & empathy. Some in-service professional development days are better than […]

Getting started with cooking videos

A recipe for video-making proficiency The ubiquity of the digital camera, whether mounted in smartphone, tablet or Chromebook, is getting everyone excited about making videos […]

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