Sam Nelson’s Bright Spots & Belly Flops

What’s the plan? Here’s a quick reminder of my focus question for this year’s Learning Lab: How can social justice The post Sam Nelson’s Bright […]

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 […]

3 ways to use Flipgrid for reflection

Video reflection + social interaction The role of feedback and reflection are key strategies in best middle level practice for students and educators alike. Finding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 student architects of Shelburne VT

Making math real-world relevant Would you tell the school board how to redesign your school? Students at Shelburne Community School, in Shelburne VT, did just […]

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. […]

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 […]

Flexible pathways in proficiency-based learning

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 […]

Take Project-Based Learning to the next level

3 ways to plan for PBL 2.0 You’ve dipped your toe into project based learning. You’ve planned an entry event, shared  a high quality driving question, […]

Idle-Free Vermont in Shelburne

8th grade scientists tackle carbon emissions at a busy traffic circle This past year, Shelburne Community School middle grades students took part in Idle-Free VT‘s […]

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