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 […]

The Maker Movement and transferable skills

Making as evidence of transferable skills around Vermont During the past year, EMMA has visited schools around Vermont to fuel the conversation about maker-centered learning. […]

The #everydaycourage of trying again

Seeing failure as iteration A trio of students at Crossett Brook Middle School, in Duxbury VT, have spent the past two years building a go-cart. […]

4 ways Vermont educators are sharing their practice

The #everydaycourage of being seen Take the iconic back-to-school prompt for students — what I did on my summer vacation — and give it a twist. Imagine […]

Use a student leadership team for feedback on PLPs

Guiding Crossett Brook PLPs with student voice The Crossett Brook PLP student leadership group presented their recommendations on PLPs to the teaching staff at the […]

4 examples of students as partners in school change

Let students help you transform your school Creating sustainable systemic change is hard work. Yet there are readily available, free, renewable resources right in your classroom. […]

What are the benefits of taking Genius Hour school-wide?

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 […]

3 ways to use Google Forms to streamline your workflow

For exit tickets, student support & action research Using Google Forms and Google  Sheets together can streamline your process and make all your tasks feel […]

Tackling school change as a community

Community conversations about education What would you tell your neighbors about your school? What do you think they’d say in return? The Washington West Supervisory […]

4 shifts for student-led conferences in a proficiency-based environment

The student-led conference as performance assessment Student-led conferences are a key strategy in personalized, student-centered educational practices. And they’re even more important and potentially powerful […]

4 ways to begin using scales for assessment

Getting started assessing proficiency School systems in Vermont and elsewhere are in the midst of a shift to proficiency-based learning. At the early stages, this transformation can […]

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