Author Archives: djschlosser

Can We Skip Midterms and Get to the Fun Stuff?

Midterms are approaching faster than I think both the students and the teachers are ready to admit. Last minute assessments and project submissions are happening, and as much as we are all trying to alleviate the stress of this time … Continue reading

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Life of a Project

This past Friday marked the end of the first quarter. The sophomore class finished up their intellect themed projects. The Humanities muckrakers project and documentaries were finished and the STEM room was abuzz with the breakdown of Air, Soil and … Continue reading

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Learning to Juggle

Mrs. Miles would hold discussions on the ethical decisions that Beowulf would make when hunting down Grendel, Chaucer’s commentary on his view of his “modern day” Britain, and would have us try to apply Swift’s solutions with a “Modest Proposal” to … Continue reading

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Watching Learning Happen

I sit quietly Friday morning, watching the aftermath of a “knowledge dump” (That’s what I’m going to call it) session on radiation. The white board was full of information of nuclear radiation equations, particle penetration and energy levels, and general characteristics … Continue reading

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Managing Inspiration

The Innovation Lab is abuzz with activity. Between blog posts, battery projects on electric stove tops and drivable toy cars, and their work on the civil rights era, I often wonder how the students are able to process it all. … Continue reading

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In the Trenches…

Yesterday, a casual discussion turned from a student’s progress in understanding electron hybridization of orbits to branching out into VESPR molecular geometry theory. It’s exactly what I want to be doing on a Friday morning before lunch. The scene transitioned … Continue reading

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Dessine-moi un Bateau

“If I communicate to my men the love of sailing on the sea, you will soon see them specializing according to their thousand particular qualities: that one will weave the canvas, another will fell the tree in the forest, another … Continue reading

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