Student Engagement

Put a Grade on It

If U Liked It Then U Shoulda Put a Grade On It: Communicating Values Through Assessment

A beloved activity in my 7th grade science class was the mitosis dance activity. The kids worked collaboratively to choreograph a complex performance set to music and complete with a human cell wall and spindle fibers pulling apart the sister chromatids (aka their fellow classmates). I was pleasantly surprised to see that the activity engaged

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In Defense of the Graphic Novel: Fighting the Forces of Anti-Graphica

In a recent tweet, a popular author argued that their book would never be adapted into graphic novel form, calling the process of reading such a visual story merely “flipping pages.” The author drew a range of attention for this Tweet, and has since recanted and apologized. Contained within this Tweet, as well as in

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Successful Middle School in a Minute

The Successful Middle School in a Minute – Kid Ed Camp

Featured Educator: Dr. Donald Gately, @donald_gately Jericho Middle School Jericho, New York, USA Derived from the professional development model by the same name, students are invited to submit topics and passions of interest and then present them as a session. Students can choose which session they’d like to attend. At Jericho Middle School, the idea

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