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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Classroom Snapshot: Emojis, Goal Setting, and a Place for Connection

What do emojis and goal setting have in common? In Carrie Howell’s advisory class at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines on a recent Tuesday morning, students used emojis as a relatable way to...

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Classroom Snapshot: How is Reading a Novel like being a Detective?

Denisha Saucedo's sixth graders can tell you. Denisha Saucedo’s sixth grade classroom might have been confused for a detectives’ office on a recent spring afternoon. In small groups, students dissected the facts of a mystery...

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