Archive for September, 2010

Keep Kids Curious with the Latest Magazines?

One of many tweaks to keep kids maybe a little more curious this year…

Continue Reading September 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM Leave a comment

Organic vs Non-organic Food?

Which do they THINK they prefer? Which do they actually prefer in a blind taste-test? And will that affect how they decide to grow their food for the Grow Food Project?

Continue Reading September 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM 5 comments

Grow Food Project: Planning and Planting

See pictures of us getting the grow food project off (or into) the ground…

Continue Reading September 20, 2010 at 3:50 PM Leave a comment

Get set for Project Based Learning!

From simple to sophisticated projects – task lists, flow charts and timelines rule as they learn to plan for their class projects, starting with Growing Food.

Continue Reading September 17, 2010 at 4:17 PM Leave a comment

What affects tests scores? Kids graph it themselves.

Amount of sleep? Studying ‘hard’? Interest in the subject? or how hungry you are? All is revealed by quick and dirty pass-around graphs after the first test.

Continue Reading September 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM Leave a comment

Do-It-Yourself first! Projects, labs, assignments..

Such a duh, but so hard to do. Here’s why it’s so worth it as a key step to implement new activities and projects.

Continue Reading September 12, 2010 at 5:07 PM 1 comment


What’s the point(s) of hwk, that hot-potato? Worth doing? Why and how?

Continue Reading September 9, 2010 at 6:13 AM 1 comment

Growing minds with a re-do policy?

What you measure is what you get in business. What (and how) you grade, is what you get from students. How does a re-do grading policy affect the mindset of the class culture?

Continue Reading September 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM 2 comments


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