Unit Planning

This unit idea is something that I'd like to try later in the year after studying the Silk Road. Last year in G6 I felt that the Silk Road unit could have had more links to the world today, and this unit might be a good appendix to it. Also, YIS is in a very … Continue reading Unit Planning

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Tech as window to students’ passions

In any class of 20 or so 7th or 8th graders, there are always some students - boys, usually, I have to say at the risk of being prejudiced - who for whatever reason (hormones, sugar intake, boredom, etc.) don't quite fit into the cookie-cutter mold of a "good student" in terms of in-class habits. … Continue reading Tech as window to students’ passions