Monthly Archives: July 2013

Soup from Nigeria

One of the goals of Triangle Learning Community (TLC) is to mentor students to become empathetic global citizens. One way we will do this is by sampling cultures from around the world. We are fortunate that Karina, TLC’s 11-year-old correspondent in … Continue reading

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How big is the sun?

At TLC middle school, we set aside an hour a day for PSST (Problem Solving and Strategic Thinking). It’s a hybrid of math, science, and problem solving, and it can seem abstract; so here’s an example of a PSST session … Continue reading

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Teaching about Trayvon Martin

Will schools take time to talk about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case?  And by “time” I mean more than 15-20 minutes in an advisory or homeroom setting. Probably not. Most schools are not even in session now, but some year-round … Continue reading

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Students Reading Global News

Tuesday, July 9, was our first day of a full “reading the morning news” session with students at TLC’s summer camp. I’ve previously described what a typical morning at TLC will look like, but actually doing a session with students … Continue reading

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