Author Archives: Brian Walach

Can You Help Me with This?

In high school I worked, on average, twenty-five hours per week at the Staples Copy & Print Center in town. It was a cushy job in large part because roaming Office Supplies was the worst; I remember how satisfied customers were when you … Continue reading

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A Night at the Museum

On Wednesday, February 8th, GHS Innovation Lab sophomores exhibited their artwork at the Bruce Museum. A one-night event, hundreds of students, parents, and residents visited “Opposition and Change in Self and Society.” Today’s front-page story in the Greenwich Time features Jody, Lucas, … Continue reading

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Student Voice [Full Post]

A draft of this post was sent earlier in error. Below is the full post. We would do well to listen to students more. They are more connected to the “real world” than most adults were at their age. They follow the President … Continue reading

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Numerical Equations Representing Self-Change

Originally posted on Jody Bell:
I stare at the elaborate rubric for the history essay due next week. My mind already trudging through the tedious research and annoyingly overthought writing process needed to complete the assignment. The topic was relatively…

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Peppermint Tea and Positivity

Originally posted on Innovation Lab Blog:
Saying thanks often isn’t enough to show gratitude, a few words cannot prove that you are grateful for what you have. It’s not in the words we say, but in the actions we take…

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Why InLab?

Originally posted on Jessica Neri :
Innovation Lab is a project based learning program that was created to help students succeed and learn based on interest. Students are able to share their learning in a way that interests them, which will give student the…

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Student Spotlight

This week, we’d like to share excerpts from our students’ blogs and some photos from class. We encourage you to follow the links to their full post and leave them a comment. The list of sophomore and junior blogs can … Continue reading

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Tomatoes with a side of Precalculus

At 7:32 this morning, I emailed Pierce, a junior, this photo of his project: Pierce, 7:38: NOOOOOO Me, 9:29: Google what the issue is with droopy plants? Pierce, 10:34: It was not enough watering. Found the problem with the sprinklers. Will … Continue reading

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Sustainable Learning

On their last day of summer, Kathryn and Sofia came to school to work on a project from a class they finished over two months ago. In February, they started researching methods of removing the salt from saltwater. When they didn’t … Continue reading

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Final Exams and PoLs

Last week, a brilliant math student asked me, “Am I going to have to explain this for the final? Because I can do it, but I don’t think I could explain it.” She asked because, for honors midterms in January, … Continue reading

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