Since our partnership with EL Education in 2013, we have slowed down the amount of work that students create and have encouraged them to go deeper. Partnering this focus with perseverance (one of our Habits of Character), student are now using organizers, rubrics, criteria lists, and protocols to discover how they can improve on their work, creating outcomes that were far beyond what they thought possible. Through self-reflection, peer review, and teacher critique, our students are producing high quality work embedded in deep thinking and pride.
Madilyn, 2nd grade. Animal Adaptations Expedition.
Jake, 4th grade. Everything Has a Purpose Expedition