Deeper Learning

What Do We Mean by Christian Deeper Learning? A Draft Document for Your Consideration – Part 2

In July I shared with you the first part of a working definition of Christian Deeper Learning. To refresh your memory I mentioned this background information by way of introduction: As a core group (authors are noted at the end of the full document – you can reference that here) we each took our turn …

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What Do We Mean by Christian Deeper Learning? A Draft Document for Your Consideration

Tucked into my blog post report this past January on the first ever Christian Deeper Learning conference, I alluded to a small core group working on a definition and explication of what deeper learning looks like in the Christian school context. Out of honor to the small group that composed it and because I believe …

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Teaching the “Real” American Revolution

As we celebrate Independence Day and the political incarnation of the idea that is “America,” I think of all the teachers who have the opportunity to invite students into the story of the American Revolution. What guiding question will you use to spark curiosity and stimulate deeper investigation into this remarkable event? In a letter …

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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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