Developing integrated units from commercial curriculum

Walking through what it looks like to take commercial curriculum and develop a vibrant, personalized integrated unit. One thing we The post Developing integrated units […]

Connecting students to community in the Northeast Kingdom

How do we help students connect to their communities, and consider how to enrich community life? That’s the question Chrissy The post Connecting students to […]

Pivoting! to remote PBL

Oh, remember back when we had our project-based learning culminating events all mapped out? Students presenting at Dynamic Landscapes! A The post Pivoting! to remote […]

A critical lens on project-based learning

When we talk about a student in an intervention meeting, we often start with what is amazing about that student. The post A critical lens […]

How to make real, sustainable change in the Northeast Kingdom

Think Global Goals, make local change   The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are ambitious goals that countries, organizations, and The post How to make […]

How does your district hear from ā€” and listen to ā€” 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 […]

How to keep the holiday spirit all year long

A holiday post in January? While this may not seem on-theme, Iā€™m motivated to write about teaching inclusive holidays after Christmas has passed. That is […]

5 lessons learned from an integrated middle school PBL unit

Reflections from the Burke Town School At Burke Town School, in West Burke VT, students and teachers dove into integrated project based learning (PBL) last […]

4 ways to jazz up a school exhibition

Going beyond the gallery walk Exhibition season is upon us! And as you’re making ready to throw open the doors of your school and welcome […]

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? […]

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 […]

The 8th grade consultants shaping education at Burke Town School

The power of the student consult If you’re wondering what engages, excites and motivates students, the answer is easy: ask them. Creating opportunities for students […]

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