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A Meeting of Minds: Planning to Change the World


Met with these two awesome young ladies this morning to hammer out learning targets. Doesn’t feel like work when there’s passion involved. So excited to take a  unified gradeless journey  with these two next year….

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Project 180 Takes a Turn Down Under


Recently, Project 180 connected with Mr. Abe Moore and his class in the City of Glacier Park in South Australia. Abe, a fellow teacher, blogger, and Teachers Going Gradeless member came across Project 180 in the Twitterverse. Already on his…

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The Dilemma of Do


Reflection’s Reality: A Summer Series from the Project 180 Classroom “They won’t do anything. You can’t just give kids an “A” and expect them to do something.” Though I heard lots of reasons why I…

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Coming Soon! Reflection’s Reality: A Summer Series


  The perversity of such an approach was seductive; what was there to stop me, aside from my own fear of  being “unscientific”? I knew that if I told people I was studying “what it’s…

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She Wants to Change the World


With very few exceptions, I  do not connect with students on social media until after they have graduated. Yesterday, I made one of those rare exceptions. It began with a follow on Instagram by “project_pay_it_forward.”…

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As the Turtle Turns: Project 180, Day 180


And then it was over. No big fanfare. No bells. No whistles. No fireworks.  No welcoming committee. Just a weary traveler 180 days farther down a road without end, coming to a quiet rest, so…

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Last of the Treasure


Last few coins. Had to type Ralphe’s. His handwriting… There ought to be a hundred things I should say. Too many times in the past I’ve stood by and said nothing. I have let the…

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More Treasure



Bounty of Booty: Project 180, Day 179


Wanted to share some of the students’ responses from yesterday. And while I will not pretend that all of my kids made epiphanous discoveries from their 180 experiences, many did, and the few I selected…

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The Most Important Final I Have Ever Given: Project 180, Day 178


Last fall before saying anything to my new group of kids, I began handing out wooden A’s that I had made over the summer. Along with the A, I gave and read to them a…

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