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Project Based Learning Matches How Students Learn

I have been working in the charter school industry in a variety of capacities for many years. The experience combined with many years of schooling from teaching and administrative credential programs to a PhD program in curriculum, has prompted much reflection on education, schooling and what and how we learn best. As a lifelong participant in the public education system throughout grades K-12, I share a similar classroom experience with many of daily lecturing, textbooks, section reviews and common assessments. Similar to most of my classmates, I was not thrilled about the presentation of angles and intersecting lines or the proper use of a dangling modifier. The content was consistently delivered the same and we were always assessed in the same way. I frequently found myself forgetting information that was presented during class and often felt like I wasn’t learning anything permanently or useful.    
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curriculum

Falling And Getting Back Up

Like many people, I've always enjoyed building things. I'm happy personally and professionally when I'm in a position to build something that's meaningful. I don't think I'm unique in this way. 
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Method and The Common Core (again...)

Does Method "Follow Common Core?" We get asked frequently - all the time really - if we "follow common core," "do common core," "align with common core," etc. Sometimes, people have heard just a little about Common Core State Standards and are curious to hear more. More often than that, however, people are using the question as a filter or "deal killer" in determining if they want to send their child to Method. Some even use the question as an opportuntity to engage in a political dicussion about the Core. That's unfortunate. 
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Taking Risks and Being Untraditional

How does a teacher become untraditional in a system that has remained unchanged for the past sixty years?  
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personalization

Curriculum That Adapts to Each Student

There is an abundance of technological tools available today to enhance and support our every need. As a school with a mission to utilize the most innovative tools and practices available to successfully support students, we at Method Schools have researched the best technological tools and practices available.
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Socialization: It's a Matter of Quantity vs. Quality

We receive many questions from parents regarding the number of opportunities for socialization when a student is in enrolled in a blended learning program such as Method Schools. As a mother of a child enrolled in blended learning programs throughout her educational career and as an experienced administrator in blended learning, I have found that socialization within flexible blended learning programs becomes a matter of quantity vs. quality.
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Sample - How To Post

INTRODUCTION: Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps. Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead. Need some inspiration? Check out these "How-To" examples from the HubSpot blog: How to Write a Blog Post: A Simple Formula to Follow How to Do Keyword Research: A Beginner's Guide How to Write an Effective Meta Description (Yes, They Still Matter)
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