Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.
Kevin Biles's insight:
Outstanding cross-content example of allowing students to create and demonstrate understanding. Great to see student self assessment using a rubric for growth. What a way to assemble a portfolio from kindergarten upward.
Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers. Animal-human interactions have been found to have positive influences on children across the world. In particular, research supports the benefits of animal-assisted activities in addressing students' social and behavioral problems within the classroom environment.
Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...