Stowe students lead school change

How student-adult partnerships can scaffold student leadership “Did you know that the same areas in the brain light up when a person is curious as […]

The power of documentation in meaningful learning

Exercises for an LMS This past spring, a small group of Stowe Middle School students gathered to help their teachers and peers solve a problem. […]

A tale of two tech tools

Students test drive tools to enhance & amplify project work When Stowe Middle Level educators met to plan for the upcoming student exhibitions of learning, […]

3 easy tech tools for PLP reflections

Answer Garden, Flipgrid and Adobe Spark “What are you grateful for?”  We posed this question to 7th grade Stowe Middle School students, the Monday before […]

Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Earth

The virtual reality cure for wanderlust Despite this gorgeous fall weather here in central Vermont, I’m suffering from a bad case of wanderlust. One antidote […]

Maintaining a teaching team

5 exercises your team can try today School is off to a rollicking start thanks to you and your team’s efforts to build a collaborative […]

Checking in with Stowe & PAML’s peer PLP collaboration

When last we left the students of these two plucky Vermont middle schools, they had managed to connect students and educators via Google Hangout. They’d […]

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. […]

Peer collaboration on PLPs

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 visualization exercises for proficiency-based learning

Outcomes, process and automaticity I worked with a group of teachers this summer to re-think goal-setting with their students. We know it’s a key component […]

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