Blogs on Integrated Studies

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Suzie BossMay 7, 2008

Moving from traditional teaching to project learning takes effort: You have to be willing to rethink everything, from classroom management to homework expectations to assessment strategies. And if you're the only one in the building who is teaching this way, it can get a little lonely.

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Dr. Katie KlingerFebruary 21, 2008

In part one of this entry, I wrote about an interdisciplinary event that our school planned and carried out. Here's another schoolwide activity to inspire you and motivate your students.

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Dr. Katie KlingerFebruary 20, 2008

Interdisciplinary events can demonstrate the achievements of the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards, and they motivate K-6 students with learning opportunities related to those standards.

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Jim MoultonJanuary 31, 2008

This is the second post in a three-part entry. Read part one and part three.

How do you respond in your classroom to a societal, medical, or environmental concern? Here's the next step in planning how to use such a problem as a springboard for a class project.

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Jim MoultonJanuary 23, 2008

I recently attended the Juice Conference here in Maine on the effort to power up the state's creative economy. The discussions focused on how craftspeople -- potters, weavers, dancers, musicians, metalworkers, woodworkers, and their ilk -- contribute to the bottom line. As I listened, it occurred to me that the conversation -- and the definition of "creative economy" -- needed to be far deeper, far more foundational than that. We must be more creative in how we think about creativity.

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Diane Demee-BenoitFebruary 6, 2007

A thoughtful curriculum centered on project learning is a superior way for students to learn 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation, problem solving, self-direction, and teamwork, because students must develop and use these skills to complete their projects.

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Sandy MittelsteadtJanuary 10, 2007

As a longtime educator and a classroom English teacher for twenty-seven years, I've seen all kinds of student "bad behavior."

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Sandy MittelsteadtNovember 30, 2006

On my career-academy journey, which has spanned the last twenty years, I have found that the most demanding and difficult aspect of career-academy development is the curricula.

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Bonnie Bracey SuttonSeptember 19, 2006

You always hear people talk about innovation and education and getting kids interested in thinking differently, in thinking about ways to innovate. I am always on the hunt for new ways to facilitate this kind of learning through creativity and problem solving in what I call "hard" play.

You always hear people talk about innovation and education and getting kids interested in thinking differently, in thinking about ways to innovate. I am always on the hunt for new ways to facilitate this kind of learning through creativity and problem solving in what I call "hard" play. Read More