Common Core State Standards

Semester Long Account Reconciliation Project leads to Student Success

We often rolled our eyes (literally) and stomped our feet (figuratively) when we looked at our pacing guide and saw the week that we would spend teaching account reconciliation. We viewed it as a necessary evil of eighth grade math state standards and as a concept that our students rarely see in action at home.

How to Tweet with Intent

Social media use in the classroom helps us meet students where they are and connect with them in a meaningful way. Social media technology can motivate students while teaching them crucial 21st century skills and addressing several This We Believe characteristics, including: Educators use multiple learning and teaching approaches. Curriculum is challenging, exploratory, integrative, and relevant. The

Teaming, CCSS, and Project-Based Learning

Middle school is an energetic and dynamic environment. We should know—we spend our days with 100 fifth through eighth graders on a team at Williston Central School in Vermont called Swift House, named for the chimney swift bird and its love of flying. Our motto, Fly Forever, signifies our love of learning as a lifelong