When I tell other teachers I’m a project-based teacher for an independent study school, I get strange looks. Yet, I knew what I was getting myself into. I knew working for a new school would come with challenges laden with wonderings of making the right call. I loved the possibility of everything being brand new. In a field when many teachers are focused on keeping the status quo, I embrace change and the “new”. New school. New challenges. New problems to solve. There was one major problem to solve. How do you combine two models of education that are virtually on opposite ends of the educational setting spectrum?