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Sanborn High School

Forum: Discussion on a new direction for NH’s science standards

  The NH Department of Education is hosting a public forum for teachers & parents to learn and comment about the direction for our new K-12 NH Science Standards. The forum will be in the Alvirne High School Music Room in Hudson on Thursday, October 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. See […]

Harrisville Wells Elementary School principal: “The students took on the role of being the teachers”

Harrisville Wells Elementary School principal: “The students took on the role of being the teachers”

We have been showing the great education documentary Most Likely to Succeed all over New Hampshire (here’s the trailer).  It’s about High Tech High, an innovative charter school in San Diego.  Our purpose is not to suggest that New Hampshire schools should look like High Tech High, but to stimulate […]

Congratulations to our video contest winners!

Congratulations to our video contest winners!

We asked students in NH PACE districts to tell us how they take what they have learned in school and apply it to their everyday lives. Students produced videos to show how these experiences are ones that will foster success long after graduation and why 21st Century skills like creativity, collaboration, communication, […]

Sanborn Middle School

How do we increase student motivation, confidence and passion for learning? Here’s one way.

Schools grounded in competency-based education principles show increases in motivation, confidence, and self-management among their students. The biggest gains were in the schools that recognized competency as a core foundation for the classroom.

A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts!

A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts!

The New York Times’ Learning Network offers great resources for students and teachers including daily articles, discussion topics, news quizzes and student opinion pieces. It’s newest feature, Picture Prompts, provides images that teachers can use as tools to engage students in various writing assignments or discussions.

Tate Aldrich addresses the students of Laconia High School after being named 2017 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year on Friday afternoon.  (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Congratulations to Tate Aldrich, NH’s Teacher of the Year!

Tate Aldrich, an English teacher at Laconia High School, was named New Hampshire’s Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Department of Education. The Department highlighted his dedication to his students and his commitment to them:

Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School

NH’s SAUs: Split for control, or unite to share resources?

The tension between local control and shared resources has been driving discussions about the consolidation of New Hampshire’s School Administrative Units (SAUs). This was recently featured as the focus of NHPR’s The Exchange. Right now, NH has about 165 school districts organized into about 103 School Administrative Units (SAUs), but with steadily […]

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Here are a few great resources for teaching chemistry through Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Visit our website often for more resources like these! Five NGSS Standards About Chemical Reactions In this resource, high school educators will find desired outcomes, or what students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of  […]

NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

The “egg-drop” challenge is a classic science project–students use egg containers, straws, or other materials to build a case that doesn’t let an egg break if it’s dropped. But with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the classic is transformed into something more dynamic: students design a spacecraft capsule and construct […]

Forum: Let’s Talk Science!

Forum: Let’s Talk Science!

The next forum on updating New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Science Standards will take place on October 27th at the Alvirne High Music Room in Hudson. At previous forums, we have heard some great stories about hands on learning, real world application and the enthusiasm that students have for the deeper learning […]