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Mapping the Columbian Exchange and Globalization – Mental Maps

December 23, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]