school culture

Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

Are Schools Taking the Right Approach to Field Trips?

| December 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

A study finds that culturally enriching field trips enhance learning but many schools see field trips as too expensive or not directly related to learning.

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How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

| November 6, 2014 | 6 Comments

Author and educator Pernille Ripp shares the steps she took to help her students regain a love of learning.

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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

| May 16, 2013 | 9 Comments

New Tech Network, which was founded 15 years ago, is taking its school-wide project-based model to national scale. The organization, which offers a paid program for schools to use its model, began with a flagship school in Napa and has grown to 120 schools in 18 states, most of which are public schools.

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Rocketship’s Culture: Respectful, Empathetic, and College-Bound

Rocketship’s Culture: Respectful, Empathetic, and College-Bound

| May 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ask little Peter Cournoyer, a second-grader at Rocketship Mateo Sheedy, what empathy means, and he describes it this way: “It’s when you help someone if they need help or if they get hurt,” he says, (which he’s had to do a few times). Empathy is one of Rocketship’s four “core values,” in addition to respect, […]

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