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Mapping the Columbian Exchange and Globalization – Mental Maps

December 23, 2014


I’ve found myself using mental maps with students quite more than I have in the past – asking them to visually represent a topic or idea we are working on in class.  There are some great digital tools to do this, however I’ve found that in a school that isn’t 1:1, students do best with making a […]

Embracing the struggle of PBL with new students is key

October 10, 2012


Freshmen World History students start out their Project Based Learning career the same way with me. Their first true project is an Oral History one – they have to write a ‘Family Biography’.  In order to do this, they ingage in  Inquiry, Research, Collaboration, Creation and Reflection. It’s such a great way to start out the […]

Philosophy Class Project – “who I am as a knower”

March 8, 2012


I’m really excited about a new project I am doing with my IB students in the Theory of Knowledge class.  They are embarking on a massive project to wrap up our first introductory unit to the course called “who I am as a knower.” (you can see the UbD here).  There are a few things […]

Students locating “places” in the world

June 20, 2011


I really believe that it should be a priority to help students develop a sense of place.  Having a sense of where you are in the world increases confidence and provides additional perspective to make better, more thoughtful decisions.  For high school freshmen, this issue of developing a sense of place is central to their […]