Monthly Archives: May 2015

Is Jack Guilty of Murdering Simon and Piggy?

PDS 7th and 8th graders engage in a mock trial of Lord of the Flies and arrive at a verdict. By guest blogger, Andrea Tufts, Advancement Communications Coordinator The 7th and 8th grade English classes enter the courtroom after being … Continue reading

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LEGO Robotics Missions 2015

Feedback is crucial to learning. The closer the feedback to the effort, the better the learner can begin to integrate the feedback into the next try. Each year our sixth graders get nearly immediate feedback as they build and program … Continue reading

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Tensegrity in the MSLC: Buckminster would Be Proud

Last week, Wayne Toepp and his middle school Installation Art class arrived in the Learning Commons with a bunch of cardboard squares and triangles, some lights and hot glue guns. Over the next hour and a half, a new structure … Continue reading

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Commitment, Collaboration and Contribution but not Competition Makes our Science Symposium Engaging

I began the symposium year with great optimism, and even as the hard work set in I managed to preserve this. Just before we left for winter break, each seventh and eighth grader made a commitment to begin to answer … Continue reading

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