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 […]

What students want you to know about school

The art of listening We are big believers in including student voice in our storytelling. Usually we ask students to talk about a specific project […]

A student-led short story unit at Crossett Brook

7th and 8th graders take the initiative to share their stories with the world. Ms. Cicchetti’s 7th and 8th grade language arts classes at Crossett […]

One mural, multiple legacies

Beyond the Passion Project Clara wanted to do something amazing for her final Brainado project. She wanted to push herself and leave a “remembrance,” as […]

Phys ed 2.0: More learning, less suffering

Personalizing PE In this era of personalized learning, it’s not just the jocks that find P.E. enjoyable. At Crossett Brook Middle School and Shelburne Community […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to bake an inspiring kickoff video

Launching a new project cycle with inspiration from the last one Organizing your realia — testimonials, storytelling and artifacts — from a round of projects […]

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 […]

The rise of the project-based PLP

A new recipe for Personalized Learning Plans Rather than trying to get students to care about existing PLPs, some schools are revamping their PLP process […]

The value of a community mentor

How did an 8th grader turn his passion project into a summer job? I found Connor in the tech ed room during the first session […]

The new Crossett Brook personalized learning plans

One way to make sure PLPs are student-driven: hand them the keys At the end of last school year, the PLP Student Leadership Team at […]

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