Monthly Archives: September 2012

What do 6th graders want to know about Libya? Ask them!

I designed and will soon be teaching a class called The World in Which We Live.  The class will consist of a group of middle school students who want to learn more about the world, using current events as a spring … Continue reading

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Travel matters more than “school”

A prospective parent for Triangle Learning Community middle school (opening in fall 2013) asked whether it would be a problem for her son to miss some of his first year of TLC. They are planning a family trip to Costa … Continue reading

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Structure of school inhibits learning

We live in a world where students should be communicating with each other, collaborating, stretching their thinking, and learning how to interact with people from all over the world. Our schools today are far too based on the model of … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Math

Math should be fun. Students should play with math in the real world rather than be subjected to the sort of artificial math we usually give them. And students should write about math. Here’s an example I just found online … Continue reading

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