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Students Make a Difference: Community Collaboration in Action

Students Make a Difference: Community Collaboration in Action

Project Based Learning that takes advantage of student voice, choice, and creativity

What would middle schoolers call a "Shark Tank" style competition about the national parks? "Park Tank" of course! Last spring, seventh grade students from Hudson Middle School in northeastern Ohio presented their...
Author: Kimberly Cockley
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Bring Passion to Your Class

Bring Passion to Your Class

The benefit of 20% Time or Genius Hour for middle schoolers

In my first year of teaching, I was actively looking for new ways to renew my students' excitement for learning. My search led me to Google's 20% Time initiative, where employees are given 20% of their working time to...
Author: Kathryn Nieves
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What's Keeping us From Doing PBL?

What's Keeping us From Doing PBL?

Mastering standards at a deeper level with project-based learning

John Dewey (1959), a great philosopher and educational theorist of the 1950s, had already warned us about the importance of an educational focus on the student rather than on the teacher. He argued that classroom...
Author: Isabel Cristina Fernandes Auler
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Deeper Learning Through Book Clubs

At Park Ridge High School one of the texts in our eighth grade language arts curriculum that fulfills a Common Core State Standard is Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper. This novel, which students read...
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