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Project 180

Do. Reflect. Do Better.

A Hand not Heavy: Project 180, Day 6


  “We are creators of culture, and the choices we make give life to the environment that we share with our kids.”   Trail Talk “I forgot to share the grading policies with my parents…

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Meet the Parents: Project 180, Day 5


Trail Talk “If you are not a little confused or overwhelmed at this point, then I am concerned. This is entirely different from what you are accustomed to; as I said, it’s a new language….

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Slow and Steady to Get ‘Em Ready: Project 180, Day 4


Roles Here are the various roles that I will need you to play over the course of the year. Sometimes, our day’s path will require you play one specific role; most times, our path will…

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The Choices We Make


New clothes. Reunions with friends after summer’s separation. Anxious energy belying the sleepy tiredness of a schedule interrupted. A new hope for a new year. No zeros in the grade book. No referrals in their…

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Strangers Among Us: Project 180, Day 3


  “I hope you discover the value of community and the power of empathy. Though our learning journeys are unique, we all travel similar paths. When we come to realize that through our similar trails…

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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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