Deeper Learning

Teaching for Transformation with Darryl DeBoer.

Deeper Learning, Authentic Audiences, and the Bike Path Project with Steven Levy

“When student work culminates in a genuine product for an authentic audience, it makes a world of difference.” In this conversation I had the opportunity to talk with my friend and fellow CACE Fellow, Steven Levy who was recognized as the Massachusetts State Teacher of the Year (1993), honored by the Disney American Teacher Awards …

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See the Story, Live the Story

When my daughter was five years old, she was a princess. I know this because I visited her kingdom. As she played with her Barbies and Ninja turtles, she entered an imaginary and magical kingdom she called “Ergensis” and commenced to reign royally. She invented scenarios and stories that involved friends, brothers, and imaginary characters. …

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Powerful Instructional Practices

This blog was adapted from opening remarks at the Powerful Practices: Implementing Deeper Learning in Christian Schools conference, Gainesville, FL, January 11-12, 2018. “It is nothing but a pious wish and a grossly unwarranted hope that students trained to be passive and non-creative in school will suddenly, upon graduation, actively contribute to the formation of …

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Curriculum Introduction

What if (Christian) education is not primarily about the absorption of ideas and information, but about the formation of hearts and desires?  What if (Christian) education was primarily concerned with shaping our hopes and passions –our visions of the ‘good life’? What if the primary work of (Christian) education was the transforming of our imagination …

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