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First Fail: Project 180, Day 2


Trail Talk “So, you gonna actually stick to the notebook reflections this year?” My room is often a rest stop for former students who have gone on as juniors to take advantage of the Running…

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Welcome to My Classroom: Project 180, Day 1


  The journey continues. Today, I begin year two of Project 180. And while this year’s route will be a lot different, the goal is the same: find better. Thus, armed with my three favorite…

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A Journey Begins: Project 180 Guest Post


“I believe in kids and that they are all capable of learning; some kids take longer than others, some have different approaches than others, some have different strengths than others, and all have different discoveries…

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Venturing Beyond the Familiar: Project 180 Guest Post


“I had to because it’s what was familiar to me when I was trying to keep my head above water during those first couple years.  It wasn’t until a few years later, when I moved…

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Our Kids’ Experiences Reflect Our Choices


Project 180 is all about the journey. As teachers, we choose the experiences our students will have. I choose the Path of Possibilities because I want to experience learning with my kids. I want to…

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Resources: Links to Documents


Hi, all. So, last week, hoping to be helpful, I shared a document during the #tg2chat with links to all the documents I have shared in my posts this summer. For some reason, some are…

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Expert, Expert, Who’s the Expert?


For much of my teaching career, I have lived a lie. It wasn’t a mean lie, as much as it was a necessary lie, necessary because I had to hide the fact that I didn’t…

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Beyond Rules: Relying on Roles, Routines, Rights and Responsibilities to Create Culture


In my continuing efforts to create the culture of possibility that I desire for my kids and myself, I have decided to reframe my policies and procedures into roles, routines, rights, and responsibilities. The intent…

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What I Want You to Know: My Letter to Parents This Year


  Good morning, all. Here is my parent letter for the 2017 – 2018 school year. As always, feel free to use and/or adapt to fit your needs. DM me @MonteSyrie on Twitter if you…

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Chasing Better: A Journey for Each


“Many teachers who are going gradeless have turned to social media to proclaim the benefits of a gradeless classroom in moving the focus off the points and back onto the learning. For students who need…

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