Are There Benefits to “Bucking Up”?

Many people are discussing the changes that are happening in education toward a more relevant, personal learning system.  Some believe that this push to make learning more interesting and engaging for students will stunt their ability to persist when they have to do more rote boring tasks that are inevitable in the realities of the world and their futures.  Laura …

Student Collaborators

Now that we have a critical mass of teachers involved in transforming our school, the need to get a critical mass of other stakeholders involved is imminent.  As I began my sabbatical this year, this issue was at the forefront of my planning.  The three groups of people that I have been thinking about are students, community members, and parents. …