Category Archives: Independent School Trends

Use the #CAISCT to Connect with other CAIS Educators

CAIS educators want to use this year’s popular and successful Too Many Tools event to promote the use of the #caisct.  Taking advantage of the #caisct, Twitter conversations can happen before, during and after conferences and events. This practice will … Continue reading

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Have You Seen the Trailer for American Promise?

CAIS colleagues have been recently sharing links and talking about this compelling documentary. Utilizing home videos by middle class parents who are filmmakers by profession, the documentary creatively creates an intimate view into the lives of two African American boys … Continue reading

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NEW: The Green School Alliance is seeking 2 additional Faculty Fellows

Become a “U.S. Green School Fellow” and gain extraordinary insight and training through the nation’s premier week-long environmental leadership training program at the state-of-the-art National Conservation Training Center of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), in Shepherdstown, WV, just … Continue reading

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The Power of Observation

Originally posted on The road to learning:
What you don’t give grades? In a recent #satchat (Saturday mornings 7:30 ET/PT) I mentioned how I assess my students though informal assessments and observation. This took a few people by surprise. My…

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Tackling the Homework Dillema

Making Homework Meaningful – and Less of a Burden “Is homework a subject or a method?” asks former superintendent Lee Jenkins in this thoughtful article in Middle Ground. “If it is a subject, shouldn’t teachers request that homework grades be … Continue reading

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WebQuests: The Mini Flip

Originally posted on The road to learning:
The education world is buzzing with the idea of a flipped classroom.  I saw a wonderful presentation last spring at the CAIS Academic Technology Retreat that really got me thinking about what and…

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IDS Design Event

Independent Day School of Middlefield is hosting two Design events open to teams of Middle Schoolers, one is on November 3, 2012; the other is on April 6, 2013. November 3, 2012: Redesign the Electoral College.  Students have to develop … Continue reading

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