Student Reflections Are The Real Assessment of Learning

The American History Museum was a success. Given true agency in their education the students created their own hands on interactive museum in both a in person and virtual form. All students could learn American history through the work of their peers.  After two days of touring the museum, playing, interacting and learning the group... 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 →

Student Created Rubrics

Students worked for over 5 weeks to become experts in their historical fields. They self-selected groups from all different course sections, chose their own topics and then.. dove in.  One of the biggest differences with this project was the freedom students had to create. Usually there are rubrics that outline skills and content to be... Continue Reading →

Design Thinking in Humanities

The 8th grade students are tasked with creating an American History museum that will cover the 1800 - 1945. The idea is overwhelming at first. Full student autonomy, research, engagement, scaffolding, the initial project outline is missing the HOW. Students are used to being told how to work, what to design and when to design... Continue Reading →

Kanban in the Classroom

When I first introduced EduScrum into the classroom students created FLAPs out of the materials available. In class students worked with painters tape and post its, hybrid groups preferred using a template I had created on Jamboard. Each group found their way to break down their epics and stories into color coded tasks and moving... Continue Reading →

Bringing Agility into the Classroom with L-EAF.org

In January I was plugging along. My students were using EduScrum quite seamlessly. Our Constitution unit had just launched and I was staring straight towards the bright light at the end of the year.  Everything was flowing. I had reduced friction in my teaching. All of my students were interactive and collaborating. Everything was good. ... Continue Reading →

Constitutional Game Design – Game Day!

The build up to game day has been anxiety riddled. Students have been testing their games, tweeking rules based on data, and working on design elements. I have spent the last few lunch periods at the laminator helping to create "real" game cards, while the students have been working in hallways on FaceTime with their... Continue Reading →

Applying our knowledge

As we round the circle at the end of our Constitution unit the room is buzzing with energy. Students are out of their seats, holding their laptops like busy waiters during dinner service while chatting away to their peers on zoom, and pulling through the junk drawer of creative supplies. The time to put all... Continue Reading →

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