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Student Volunteers – A Lesson on Motivation

There has been much ado about motivation and grit, and the benefits of them co-mingling in the mind of one person.   According to Daniel Pink in his book Drive:  The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, he states, “The most … (Read More) Student Volunteers – A Lesson on Motivation

What is a typical day at Edcamp?

Janet Avery, co-founder of Edcamp Idaho and keynote speaker for Edcamp Idaho 2016 on July 29th, laughs about that question.  Why?   Because a “typical” day of learning at an Edcamp doesn’t really exist. Each Edcamp is unique and based on … (Read More) What is a typical day at Edcamp?

Off the Grid Rafting Adventures

Imagine the “Ultimate Teacher Appreciation Adventure.”    With the stereotypical image of a teacher, a person might expect such an adventure to be a shopping spree at an office supply store.  But Jake White, co-founder of Off the Grid Rafting … (Read More) Off the Grid Rafting Adventures

Meridian High School Counselor Travels the Cook Islands…and eats school lunches along the way.

When Meridian High School’s Counselor Cyndi Groth-Landis and her group of friends decided to travel this summer, they figured they needed to go big or stay home. So they chose to fly half way around the world and experience the … (Read More) Meridian High School Counselor Travels the Cook Islands…and eats school lunches along the way.

A+ Communication: The Key to Public Support

by Heather Crocker Beyond the Bulletin Board Educators know the difference between the one-room schoolhouse of yesteryear and today’s contemporary classroom. From chalkboards to whiteboards, from rote memorization to critical thinking and deeper understanding of content, the changes are abundant. … (Read More) A+ Communication: The Key to Public Support