Informal Education Series: Building Trust, and Capacity, with Families

This post is about both capacity-building and building trust with families – but I’m going to tackle them in reverse, since that’s...

Informal Education Series: Family Engagement Beyond Difficult Phone Calls

When I began my high school teaching career, I felt moderately confident with lesson and unit planning, creating assessments (formative and summative,...

Building a “culture of thinking” to help students become lifelong learners

Educators can help students build a "culture of thinking" that challenges them to deepen their understanding of the world around them and become lifelong,...

State Board dismisses Merrimack parent’s appeal over homework protocol

The New Hampshire State Board of Education dismissed an appeal by a Merrimack parent in response to the district's protocol to cease grading homework...
Ask-Why-Memorization

Ask why: A four part series exploring traditional practices in education

We all make assumptions about the way learning in school is organized. When we pause to ask why, we can learn from students and...
cte manchester school of technology

CTE programs engage learners while incorporating strong general education requirements

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs like those at Manchester School of Technology (MST) are helping prepare students for college and career by weaving...
high school class interest in stem and science

Efforts to increase interest in STEM in high school could be too late

Offering more science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) courses in high school doesn't increase the number of students' interest in those majors in college,...

With this innovative strategy, math students focus on learning rather than their grade

Sixth-grade teacher Leah Alcala doesn't use the traditional grading strategy in her math class. Instead of giving grades immediately, she highlights students' mistakes, walks through...

Nashua CTE & local business partner to offer drone course as part of “Girls...

A partnership between the Nashua Career and Technical Education and SI Drones, a Merrimack-based company, will give students the opportunity to learn how to...

Think learning standards can only be reached in the classroom? Think again.

The Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia will be hosting two area elementary school classes this spring. Their education programs are aligned with...