Posts filed under ‘The Problems with Oil Project’

“All we have to fear is fear itself.”

Truman’s famous quote from the depths of the depression rings true today in the classroom, and in the wider world.

Continue Reading September 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM Leave a comment

Problems with Projects – TAP and POP come home to roost.

Posters for TAP are in. POP multi medias are supposed to be. Here are some things students needed more help with…

Continue Reading May 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM Leave a comment

Problems with Oil Project – The movie

This is the whole thing in pictures with music, captions and pics of the people who might solve some of the problems with oil.

Continue Reading May 29, 2011 at 6:46 AM Leave a comment

The Carbon Court is IN SESSION

Running a class room court is not quite as easy as I’d hoped but really teaches the value of reliable evidence and helped us celebrate the end of the Great Carbon Race by crowning the true king or queen.

Continue Reading May 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM Leave a comment

Student Choice vs Culture.

The subtle art of enabling student choice versus the 8th grade coolness culture.

Continue Reading May 16, 2011 at 10:33 AM Leave a comment

The Great Carbon Race, evidence and the A, B, Cs of the working world.

A wild diversity of ways to approach saving carbon and showing what they did, from amazing to a parent note saying ‘My son saved carbon, signed, Mom’. How well do 8th graders understand the concept of ‘evidence’, and how this kind of project relates to the working world?

Continue Reading May 12, 2011 at 4:32 PM Leave a comment

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