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Concerning Grades: An Open Letter to @UTR

This is a copy of an email that I’ve sent to UTR today. I’d appreciate any feedback or input you may have. I know many teachers and parents are concerned with teachers providing a more rigorous distance learning experience than the end of last school year. 311 more words

Hercules Middle School

My New Summer Job and Moving onto A-levels

Hi Runners! Welcome to another blog. A lot has been happening recently. It feels like quarantine was definitely ‘the calm before the storm’, but in a very good way. 360 more words

Gallery: Our Campus in Transformation

Every Monday this summer, our faculty has come together on Zoom to discuss our plans for the upcoming school year. During our meeting this week, each of our class teachers took a few minutes to describe their progress on and vision for their outdoor classroom. 208 more words


The Top 10 School Grades

There are 12 grades of school depending on where you live. Some are better than others. These are the best ones!

#10 Sixth Grade

I liked the sixth grade. 1,709 more words


Stumps, Straw, and Chips: 2020 Classroom Building Begins!

Last week, NBC News ran a story that featured our colleagues at the Detroit Waldorf School, who are planning to open their classrooms entirely outdoors this fall. 373 more words


Standards-Based Grading - ELA

Standards-based grading is becoming more and more popular and gaining a lot of merit in the educational community. When I posted in a teacher Facebook community that I had some experience with this in ELA, I had several people reach out to me and ask questions. 1,138 more words

General Teaching

Imagining Grandmother Oak in Norse Mythology

This year, the oldest tree in our oak grove and the namesake of this website, Grandmother Oak, will shelter our fourth grade outdoor classroom.

“I painted Grandmother Oak on Monday when I was on the Faculty Planning call. 76 more words