Research shows that student choice within education increases engagement and ownership. It is also a factor in increasing student motivation. One effective way for students to have a choice in how they demonstrate their understanding is by using choice boards. What’s a Choice Board? A 
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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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Golden Hills administrators and teachers were challenged to recognize the seeds of brilliance in those around them and to explore their own seeds of brilliance. Peter Gamwell worked with Golden Hills staff for a number of days. He also spent time with individual school teams 
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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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Grade 6 Social Studies tasks students with learning about a culture that is not only different from the one they live in, but also one that is ancient and no longer in existence. Creating authentic learning experiences about ancient Athens might seem difficult, but, at 
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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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