Who should be assessing student-led conferences?

Feedback is a key component of a successful, celebratory and growth-oriented student-centered conference. And your colleagues, your students and their The post Who should be […]

How to change assessment & grading practices

…in a middle level math classroom Deirdre Beaupre, a 7th grade math teacher at Lamoille Union Middle School took a The post How to change […]

What can we learn about proficiency from special education?

 Equitable access for each & every student Many of us doing proficiency work in the state see it as a means of ensuring equitable access […]

The shifting role of the teacher in a blended learning classroom

Adding playlists into the mix We often hear about the need to move from the sage on the stage to the guide on the side […]

How to run a unit across multiple schools

Get organized, then get tech Many of your current — or future — collaborators teach at other schools around the state or world. But when […]

3 tech-rich ways to study local history

Place-based learning with real world implications For your students, learning about the local landscape can be amazing. What’s that tree? How long has that building […]

Three Pillars in Practice: Team Extreme IDU

Every May for the past 10 years, Lamoille Union Middle School’s Team Extreme launches an integrated unit. This year found them shifting and building upon […]

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 […]

Why do action research?

5 benefits of doing action research in the classroom Teachers are constantly tinkering, creating, learning, and growing. Action research is a slightly formalized version of […]

4 digital identity exercises for students

Introduce a student-centered tech-rich year Looking for ways to explore digital identity with students? Here are 4 student-centered, tech-rich digital identity exercises for working with […]

Going on Google Expeditions

Too many ‘awesomes’ to count. That was a note I took while experiencing students’ reactions to Google Expeditions at Lamoille Union Middle/High School this week. […]

Cross-school goal-setting for PLPs

Motivating students around goals by connecting schools Many Vermont students have worked hard this year establishing personal and academic goals as an important part of […]

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