An Agile Classroom: Re-Energize Teaching through Student Ownership

This article was first published by Intrepid Ed News, on Nov 20, 2021 In an agile classroom, teachers do not dispense information to the whole group. They serve as the guide on each student's learning pathway. By replacing the teacher as the "Sage on the Stage," it frees the teacher to work in small groups,... Continue Reading →

Benefits of Kanban in the Classroom

The year begins with a bang. Students shuffling in with crumbs of summer still in their eyes are staring down the project to end all projects.  Their first topic in a U.S. course of U.S. Government is about Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. The Social Contract theory, an idea most of us first experienced in high... Continue Reading →

What Makes a Classroom Agile?

   Throughout the summer I have answered this question from educators all over the world. While I do not have a definitive answer there are some qualities that distinguish an agile classroom from a traditional classroom.  Student Agency In an agile classroom students are the drivers of their own education. This does not mean that the... Continue Reading →

End of Year Reflections

This year has been incredible. In both good and bad ways. Unlike any other year we faced extreme challenges in education. My students were split between distance and in person learning. They were masked for the entire year, which seemed normal at a certain point, until you realized you did not know half of your... Continue Reading →

Student Created American History Museum

After five weeks of incredible work the 8th grade students have prepared an interactive hands on American History Museum that explores the major events from 1800 - 1960. Like most major events this year the museum is both in person and virtual. This ensures that all students can learn and interact with all of the... Continue Reading →

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