Category Archives: Learning

FlipGrid: Connect with Other Classrooms

This year, my students are learning about the design thinking process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. My teaching team decided to begin the year with a low stakes high-interest challenge: design a water park for our community. The first … Continue reading

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MindShift Podcast: Be The Change You Want to See

Last spring, Katrina Schwartz from MindShift spent two days in my classroom recordings students at work and interviewing me, my teaching partner, students, and parents for this┬ápodcast about N.E.W. School. In this 21 minute podcast, Schwarts articulates what drove my … Continue reading

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Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability. Students who leave high school … Continue reading

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