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Experiential Learning: Outside the Proverbial Box

Aristotle wrote, ‘For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” A hallmark of Innovation Lab is the opportunity for students (and faculty) to experience and share learning within and beyond the … Continue reading

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Vending Machine for a Cleaner Future

Originally posted on A Week in the Life of InLab:
The focus for quarter four in STEM is a project titled: Eureka! It’s Battery Power. The goal of this project is to create or repurpose something so that it can…

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Spring Fever…

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Between the return to Daylight Savings Time, the beautiful weather over Spring Break, and this week’s April showers (come on May flowers!!!), it truly feels that we are finally throwing of the mantle of Old Man Winter and emerging anew.  Admittedly our … Continue reading

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The Social Studies Teacher

(The title is an allusion to one of my favorite poems, “The History Teacher”, by Billy Collins.) Last week, I met with a professor from Sacred Heart University to discuss the role of inquiry in teaching social studies. After a … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Since the outbreak of the Civil War in Syria, an estimated 11 million Syrians have left their homes ( syring have fled to other countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq,Germany and Jordan allowing them to escape…

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STEAM Project Physical Piece Reflection

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Originally posted on Eva Moore:
For our STEAM project, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), we were told to make any form of art through which we expressed our thoughts on a social issue. Our projects were displayed in the…

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Standards, NOT standardization!

“Accountability” is a hot topic in education today.  From Senate confirmation hearings, to state legislatures, to local districts and schools, everyone wants to know: How are we going to ensure that ALL students have access to a quality education and how … Continue reading

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Communication in the Cold

This summer, in conjunction with our friends from Greenwich Leadership Partners, we devised goals and strategies to help move us forward during year two of Innovation Lab. High on our list was implementation and revision of curricula; and the creation … Continue reading

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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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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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