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What About Critical Thinking?

By Anais Wenn, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Tony Wagner, Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute and former Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation, is a true believer in the...

Chromebooks in the Classrooms

By Debra Cradduck, Principal at PCY Do you remember sitting in front of those huge, beige and grey tower computers in the 1980s, that we had to insert floppy disks into to run programs and save files?  It seems...

Why game-based learning?

By Kip Glazer, Assistant Principal at LCHS Because of the position I hold as the chief disciplinarian at the high school, I often receive a surprised look from students and parents when I share my passion for game-based...

What’s New in Science?

By Carrie Hetzel, PCY Assistant Principal We are currently in the middle of the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and all teachers are busy converting their curricula to fit the new standards...

Meaningful Noise

By Karen Hurley and Amy Marcoullier, PCR Principal and Assistant Principal When you think about it, classroom noise can actually be a good thing. Stepping into a classroom and being welcomed by a productive hum among...

Intervention

By Jon Lyons, LCHS Assistant Principal I’m going to say something that is no way shocking to anyone who has ever sat in a classroom. Students learn differently. This basic fact has been the core of most educational...

Design Thinking in the Middle School

By Dr. Jarrett Gold, Principal at LCHS 7/8 This year our the  7/8 History  Department along with Jamie Lewsadder applied to be part of a conference at Stanford around a process called Design Thinking...

64 Hours and Student Engagement

By Ian McFeat, Principal at La Canada High A few weeks ago, students from Mr. DeSimone’s LCTV classes and Mr. Eick’s Theatre classes met in room 603 to hear about a new film festival. “Ladies and gentlemen, listen up,”...