Interview Your Students

Not long ago, I asked a few students the question, "What do you like about school?" A chair, a camera and a conversation. I was fully prepared for the predictable answers of "Recess!" or "My teachers!" or "Lunch!" or "P.E!" Depending on the learner, I might have heard, "Reading!" or "Math" or "Computers!" Interestingly enough,... Continue Reading →

Foundations for “Re” #28daysofwriting

For the past several months, I've had the privilege of being part of an amazing team of innovative educators who are in the process of building something new. Not the kind of new you experience when you buy a new car, all shiny and perfectly clean, but more of a..let's say...redesigned, reimagined, repurposed new. As... Continue Reading →

EPiC Elementary and Project Bright Spots

For the month of September, EPiC was invited to participate in Project Bright Spots, a collaborative platform created by The Lean Lab (an education non-profit in Kansas City) to “collide” educators seeking innovative educational opportunities and educational reform. Project Bright Spots was launched last spring (per a Mozilla Gigabit fund) by two young women who... Continue Reading →

I realize standards are not going anywhere. At least not for now, even as we continue to venture into the wild frontier of the "21st Century." We have CCS, NGSS, ISTE, P21, the list goes on. Significant content experts say these are necessary for our students to know and understand and ultimately, integrate into their lives. So... Continue Reading →

"They say" that hindsight is 20/20. We are suddenly in the know because we have moved forward, and we have had time to reflect and evaluate. We feel smarter and more evolved. As teachers, we know that reflection is one of the most powerful experiences for students, as we see them make sense of where... Continue Reading →

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