Monthly Archives: March 2016

Making at Deeper Learning 2016

This morning, Courtney swapped her usual dry-erase marker for a butane torch. About half-an-hour earlier, we had a choice to go to sessions and discuss topics generated by attendees. Or to make stuff. Courtney, a Humanities teacher, spent Wednesday at workshops about brain training … Continue reading

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On March and Motivation

It is difficult for any student–even the Innovation lab kind–to remain motivated in the month of March.  Spring promises warmer weather and all that goes with it, but the end of the school year seems light years away.  Finishing up … Continue reading

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On Risk-Taking, Constructive Criticism, and Gratitude

On Risk-Taking, Constructive Criticism, and Gratitude Yesterday at the end of class, students voted for a little informal Friday therapy, a chance to reflect and share. Silence followed when they were asked about challenges or concerns that they faced this … Continue reading

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Eureka! It’s Battery Power!!!

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The past two weeks in STEM have seen the beginning of our next major project, which we are calling “Eureka!  It’s Battery Power!!!”  Linking to our marking period motif of “Inspiration” and those “a-ha” moments that drive innovation and progress, this project … Continue reading

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