Student Choice in Structured Classes

As a newish AP Seminar teacher, I feel a little overwhelmed with the amount I have to cover with my students. Luckily, it is almost all inquiry-based skills. Charged with helping students through three types of performance tasks (an argument analysis, a team research project and presentation, and an individual research project and presentation), I […]

The Wonder Years of Risk Taking

When you’re a little kid, you’re a little bit of everything: artist, scientist, athlete, scholar. Sometimes it seems like growing up is the process of giving those things up one by one. I guess we all have one thing we regret giving up–one thing we really miss that we gave up because we were too […]