Innovation: Education

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3 ways to use Flipgrid for reflection

Video reflection + social interaction The role of feedback and reflection are key strategies in best middle level practice for students and educators alike. Finding […]

When students share their work, it deepens the learning

Lessons from an exhibition These days, I’ve been thinking about the reasons we ask students to share their work. A few weeks ago, I wrote […]

3 #GlobalGoals projects feeding Vermont

What do the Global Goals look sound like in action? The three Essex Middle School students who delivered the keynote address at the 2nd annual […]

Developing empathy for your community

Meet the Humans of Burke So many schools operate in isolation from the very communities they are situated in. Do your students know community members? […]

Therapy dogs in Vermont schools

Who let the dogs in? For some students, being ready to learn when they arrive at school is a big ask, and more than a […]

Why host a whole-school exhibition?

Providing an arena for powerful family feedback School exhibitions take work. They take work to organize, schedule, promote and pull off, and they can feel […]

How do *you* mitigate heat transfer at your old elementary school?

Local connections with worldwide implications In our current study of heat transfer, our class decided to connect science concepts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals […]

Using student TED Talks to showcase learning

TED Talks are short, personal powerful storytelling. Now: how can students use this medium as motivation to learn, to explore their purpose, extend their perspectives […]

Telling a complex story through imagery

The power of metaphorical thinking A picture can speak a thousand words and convey a complex concept that text on its own can’t quite manage. […]

Changing the who, the what, and the when

The transformation of Team Quest Educators never feel like they have enough time to do all the things they want to do with students. But […]

Should Vermont host the next Olympics?

Manchester’s 6th graders weigh in… to their Selectboard. Teams of 6th-grade students from Manchester Elementary Middle School researched this question and put their arguments to […]

4 times to connect students with an authentic audience

How soon is now? Looking for opportunities to make real-world connections or bring an authentic audience to your students? Typically, a public presentation at the […]