What I Learned from my Pandemic Year of Learning

Remote learning. Before COVID’s pandemic year, I did not even know that was a thing. It wasn’t, really. Now, I The post What I Learned […]

Nevermind the physics: it’s all about collaboration

Battle Physics hosts first multi-school tournament That is just what Allan Garvin and Becky Bushey did to raise the stakes of their annual Battle Physics […]

(re)Building community

Breaking bread & stereotypes with formerly incarcerated Vermonters Food and community are inextricably linked. Birthdays, funerals, weddings, holidays: a meal with family and friends is […]

Evolving student roles in a big (BIG) PBL project

As Dorset’s coop dreams became a reality, students gathered new skills What does it look like to break one enormous project into several project-based learning units? […]

How to build a better (student-made) chicken coop

Applying NGSS to… chickens? At the Dorset School, in Dorset VT, the 8th graders know that fresh, farm-raised eggs taste amazing. The problem: their cafeteria […]

Having the hard conversations in Southern Vermont

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How can students reflect on their PLPs?

Students themselves tell the best stories of their learning We wish we could hand you the one right way for students to reflect on their […]

Screencasting for a student-led conference

Using technology to help family communication go more smoothly This week on the podcast: Rachel Mark traveled to The Dorset School, in Southern Vermont, to […]

Screencasting as PLP reflection

Students create screencasts for student-led conferences Sixth graders at The Dorset School in southern Vermont are in their second year of working with Personal Learning […]

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