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Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

Do Now | August 17, 2015 | 24 Comments

Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

The Federal government is setting new guidelines aimed to improve school climate by transforming discipline practices and policies. What does discipline looks like at your school? Are you more likely to change your behavior after receiving negative punishment or reinforcement and rewards for taking positive steps?

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Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

Do Now | August 11, 2015 | 46 Comments

Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

More than 5,000 schools nationwide have transitioned from traditional learning methods to project-based learning (PBL). Should all schools move in this direction and implement PBL in their science classes?

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How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

Do Now | August 7, 2015 | 243 Comments

How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Do Now | August 3, 2015 | 44 Comments

Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

In recent decades, American schools have been pressured to increase standardized test scores, causing them to make cuts to programs like visual art, music, dance and theater. Is arts education important to you?

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What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

Do Now | July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

What Would You Explore with a Foldscope?

A bioengineer at Stanford University has designed an inexpensive, origami microscope–called a Foldscope–to allow people from around the world to make discoveries and answer their own questions. What would you explore with a Foldscope?

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How Would You Design a Bicycle?

Do Now | July 15, 2015 | 4 Comments

How Would You Design a Bicycle?

Learning to ride a bicycle is a strong memory from many of our childhoods. How did you learn how to ride a bicycle? What would you change about how today’s bicycles are designed?

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Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Do Now | July 8, 2015 | 8 Comments

Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Artists have a history of publishing manifestos. A manifesto is a written public statement declaring the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group. Manifestos are noted for their powerful and bold language. Create a short manifesto that expresses your own point of view about the role of art or artists in political and social change.

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What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

Do Now | July 1, 2015 | 19 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

You’ve undoubtedly noticed viral videos flying around the Internet featuring dance sensations, trends, and memes like the Harlem shake phenomenon and riffs off of Gangnam Style. Dance crazes have a long history of sweeping the nation, and platforms like YouTube and Facebook foster a worldwide dancing dialogue. Dance crazes are a significant part of American culture and span history, including wildly varying moves, ranging from the 1920’s Charleston to contemporary twerking. What’s your signature dance move?

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What Ordinary Object Best Represents You?

Do Now | June 23, 2015 | 142 Comments

What Ordinary Object Best Represents You?

You might be surprised to learn that for many artists, inspiration often comes from ordinary, everyday objects, experiences, and materials. What everyday object or material best represents you?

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