By encouraging students' wonder and recording their "I Wonder" questions, teachers can view those questions holistically and use them to develop lessons and projects that will harness student curiosity.
By taking down the walls of their school and bringing learning into the community around them, Crellin makes education meaningful and magical for their students.
Crellin Elementary, a small, rural K-5 school in Oakland, Maryland, takes hands-on, project-based learning to a level that extends far beyond a few one-off projects per year.
Symonds Elementary's music, art, PE, and media teachers weave their practices into the fabric of the community, getting to know each student while enriching the school culture.
Graduating fifth-grade students reflect on their struggles, growth, and achievements within the positive, caring environment of SEL-based Symonds Elementary School.
Taking class projects schoolwide makes learning more fun, more engaging, and more lasting for students.
An artist-in-residence program can enrich educational experiences schoolwide if adequately understood by the teachers, supported by the administration, and funded by the school community.
Students at Urban Prep Charter Academies are celebrated, supported, and empowered through their daily community assembly.
University Park Campus School uses low-stakes writing to scaffold instruction, develop student voice, and foster critical thinkers.
At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, teachers credit their principal with helping them continually improve their practice through effective PD, ongoing support, and mutual trust.
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A 21st-century librarian can inspire a school by modeling responsive teaching, advocating for student involvement, facilitating new approaches to writing, and encouraging user-centered spaces.
The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.
Nashville Big Picture High School shares many ways to build intentional relationships with students -- strategies that can work at schools of any size.