A Reflection on Self and Avatars in the Classroom

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels We live in a visual world, with each projection of self carefully constructed, projected and shared.  We also live in a world where […]

Identity/ies and Digital Wellbeing

Image by Simone Held Who are you?Where are you from?What do you do? Simple questions, perhaps. For me, they are neither simple nor innocent. For […]

Equity, identity & art

Tracing a middle level social identity unit Identity. Oppression. Social justice. Structural racism. Liberation. These are some intense ideas to The post Equity, identity & […]

Real World: Cabot

Rural life and project-based learning You might find students on the skating rink in front of the school, helping out on a goat farm, dirt […]

The athlete, the artist & the PLP

How Passion Projects can fire up a student-led conference Julia is a student at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, in South Burlington VT. She’s an […]

Scaffolding deeper identity work with students

Beyond the “About Me” page “What is important to know about me to help me learn?” Every student at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School attempted […]

3 tools for exploring character with middle schoolers

Who am I and who do I want to be in the world? What do I stand for? What is the good life and how […]

What if you could have Town Meeting Day every week?

A Vermont tradition comes to the classroom Town Meeting Day is a Vermont tradition: once a year, everyone in towns across the state pack into […]

The Crossett Brook Queer-Straight Alliance

Think middle schoolers are too young for a QSA? Think again At the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, Vermont, […]

Who am I? Who am I? – I’m…

As my marking has been returned and teaching has stopped for summer, I am turning my attention to one of the other many aspects of […]

The Construction of Civic Identities in Pop Culture

“I said, ‘Well daddy don’t you know that things go in cycles.’ ” — “Excursions,” A Tribe Called Quest A fever dream in 15 steps. This […]

Exploring identity and current events with Chatterpix

Students tackle politicians’ identities Students at Peoples Academy Middle Level in Morrisville, Vermont, are exploring the theme of identity in their humanities class. In part, they’re doing […]

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