Classroom Snapshot: Student Writing, Critical Thinking on Display at Keithley’s Stories Club

Ask a sixth grader to reflect about what the American Dream means, and you’ll get varied, insightful, carefully considered answers. “The opportunity to pursue the American Dream is available to everyone, however, some people have...

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Classroom Snapshot: Elementary School Counselor Mary Mainio

ABERDEEN – In one of McDermoth Elementary’s kindergarten classrooms on a recent Tuesday, students sat in a group on the floor discussing ways to play fairly, such as sharing, taking turns, and trading toys or...

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Classroom Snapshot: The ‘Constant Quest’ to Reach All Students

How do you bake a Cake of Destruction, featuring a healthy dose of power and a sprinkling of ethics — themes from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451? Ask Sean Riley’s 11th grade English students at West Seattle High...

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Classroom Snapshot: From Agriculture to Welding, CTE Opportunities Abound in Pasco

Building robot cars, laying out the yearbook, growing coleus, designing clothes, and welding. These are just a few of the class activities that students in Pasco High School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program engaged...

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Classroom Snapshot: Hidden River Middle School Shifts Culture to Improve Every Student’s Success

When Brett Wille began as the principal at Hidden River Middle School in Monroe five years ago, he and his staff set out to create a culture shift. He saw an opportunity to improve the...

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Classroom Snapshot: “What is your *WHY* statement?”

Getting the correct answer is not the main goal in James Yoos’ Quantitative Chemistry class at Bellingham High School. On a recent Tuesday morning, as students learned about trends of the periodic table of elements,...

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