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Holiday Sandwich

  In a recent #EdSlowChat on Twitter, Anthony Purcell @MrP_tchr  posed a question regarding what to do with the “Holiday Sandwich,” named for the gap or valley  created during December by the Thanksgiving  and Christmas or Winter breaks. 245 more words

Project Based Learning

Troubleshooting PBL

Teachers know that no lesson plan is impeccable. The plan that led to profound discussion and whole-class engagement can later (even that same day!) fall flat, due to personalities, group dynamics, the time of day, or who knows what else. 616 more words


Don't fence me in

Do you know why I love this job? Because I’m stretched every day, yet I don’t seem to break or snap as often. I guess I’m made of tougher sinew now, comparing myself to the twenty-eight-year old who carried so much strain and stress and insecurity that first year of teaching, took everything personally, always felt inadequate. 1,274 more words


Eighth-grade students take part in a dream job project

By Damian Lopez
Cougar News Blog

From chefs and engineers, to neurosurgeons and chiropractors, these are just a few of the jobs students in Tammy Howard’s eighth grade advanced language arts class researched and presented, in an effort to help students get introduced to numerous fields. 326 more words


Gratitude, Generosity, and the Kindness of Strangers

In many ways, Palo Alto and the rest of the South Bay in Central California remind me of October in Chicago.  The fall leaves reach their peak, colors sing from through the veins of fading leaves, and the entire community lights up just as the horizon does during a sunset.   916 more words

Social-Emotional Learning

Buck Institute: Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Our project based learning unit was one of the projects featured in the Buck Institute’s book: Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning.

We also discuss it with Suzie Boss and John Larmer in this Google Hangout about the book: check it out!

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