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 […]

4 key concepts for families about proficiency-based reporting

Parenting students in a world without grades Proficiency reporting is a set of legal requirements that all Vermont high schools must meet before 2020. In […]

4 ways to make math more relevant

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 […]

How to use Google Docs so students talk to you

Using technology to help build relationships Remember when you were in middle school? How awkward did you feel, asking a teacher for help with everyone […]

Profiles in Educator Excellence: Laura Botte

Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching Laura Botte, a 6th grade math educator at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington […]

Assessment in Proficiency-Based Classrooms

3 examples using blended learning Let’s explore how some Vermont teachers are shifting their instruction and assessment practices to move all students toward proficiency. Three […]

3 types of videos for showcasing content areas

Structures & examples for student filmmakers Many students love working with video. Students can create videos for any subject to show specifically what they’re learning, […]

Interactive map tools for creating deeper place-based learning

Revisiting the possibilities of student-created geographies The rate at which technology changes has reached a dizzying speed, with new tools and platforms emerging constantly. But […]

W is for Weekly Geek Podcast

Creative ways to share learning opportunities Teachers at Lamoille Union Middle/High School learn about the latest tools and resources available to them in a unique […]

L is for learning management system (LMS)

What can you do with an LMS? LMS stands for Learning Management System. An LMS is an application for planning, delivering, managing, and assessing a learning process. Likely, […]

I is for Identity

3 tech-rich strategies for exploring identity with students “Who am I?” is the question at the heart of the adolescent mind. Almost all challenges, tests, […]

Hack your classroom: flexible physical learning environments

Flexible learning environments have a physical component — and effect Do you recognize the object at left? Does it look like a comfortable learning environment for a […]

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