Creating community through advisory

Using mergers as community opportunities Vermont Act 46 mergers challenged communities to restructure systems. Under a mandated merger, two schools The post Creating community through […]

What’s your inquiry question?

The why and how of personalization An inquiry question forms the backbone of action research in the classroom. It guides The post What’s your inquiry […]

#vted Reads: We Got This, with Kathleen Brinegar

Cornelius Minor likes to ask himself three key questions. One: what are his students trying to tell him? Two: What The post #vted Reads: We […]

Unlocking family communication in math class

Students write weekly emails to their families Lizzie Stockbridge, a 6th grade math teacher at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, Vermont, gives […]

Increasing student engagement in PLPs at Williston Central

It’s about providing choice in reflection tools Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) across the state have taken many different forms and serve a few different purposes. […]

How do you measure success with project-based learning?

“A Tale of Three Projects” Two Vermont educators share how they measure success with project-based learning units… in space! Allan Miller and Natasha Grey, two […]

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 […]

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 […]

Voice + choice = a better math classroom

Start by listening to students Elizabeth Tarno asked her students for feedback about their math class at the end of 5th grade. Then she did […]

Article for Modern English Teacher: using Quizlet in teen classes

Here’s my article for the latest Modern English Teacher, April 2018. I did a bit of action research on using Quizlet in class, which I […]

Unpacking a great action research project

A tale of research-driven change Last year two educators at Crossett Brook Middle School undertook an amazing action research project that directly improved their interactions […]

Scheduling and student choice

Standard 3-part story-driven post: 1) what it is, 2) what it looks like in a school, 3) how to do it in your school The […]

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