Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! There are gems of Powerful Learning in your units and lessons, so scrub the dirt off first. 1.   Start With What You Have, Set Goals, and Tweak Do you have a unit that you know is engaging 
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A Cross-Curricular Approach Integrating two or more subjects together for a cross-curricular project isn’t always easy, but, when done right, it can be deeply impactful for students. Art and Language Arts can seem like a natural fit. However it is important for both curriculums to 
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Looking for ways to spice up your classroom? Bored of what you have? Try these 5 easy ideas on how to redesign your classroom. 1. Use What You Have Your room already has a lot of great furniture. To change things up, try configuring your 
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Authentic Engagement Builds Competencies and Deep Understanding The Grade 7 Science classes at Drumheller Valley Secondary School were actively engaged in #PowerfulLearning during the Spaghetti Tower Challenge.  This activity challenged students to think critically, creatively and collaboratively to design and construct a tower while acknowledging 
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At Greentree School, we are Planting the SEEDS for Life!  Trickster Theatre provides a great opportunity to explore this mission through art, movement and theatre. Students created various theme-based presentations including how we support and accept others; how we explore possibilities; how we are engaging 
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Students rush into the Design Lab, as soon as the break bell rings, to maximize their time to work on code, edit photos, and design another 3D model. At Crowther Memorial Junior High School (CMJHS), students choose to continue their learning outside of their class 
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I recently got the chance to introduce coding to a Grade 5 class at Wheatland Crossing School. A highly engaging introduction to coding is My Robotic Friends. There are no computers needed to for this lesson and is extremely helpful in getting students to understand 
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Educators are increasingly utilizing technology for assessment and it is enhancing learning and communication in- and outside of our classrooms. Several of our teachers at Golden Hills have been using digital tools to assess and communicate student learning, and have been impressed with the outcomes. 
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Having an authentic audience engages students and improves writing Walking into a Grade Six class at École Brentwood Elementary, you would immediately notice the buzz in the room.  Groups of students are scattered throughout the classroom and hallway. Some students are sitting at desks huddled 
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