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Expeditionary Learning

Learning by Protesting at French Consulate?

Meg Campbell | Posted 01.27.2014 | Education
Meg Campbell

After they presented their letter to Deputy Consul Henry, a reporter asked our Principal, Thabiti Brown, "Shouldn't students be in class?" He replied, in true Expeditionary Learning fashion: "This is class."

The Having of Wonderful Ideas

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

EL schools focus on learning targets and use a mastery-based grading system with 1-4 scoring. They use checkpoints along the way to scaffold students to mastery.

The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 05.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Maria Voles Ferguson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?

Sing Me the Learning

Meg Campbell | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Meg Campbell

Take a look at the Lady Gaga parody,"Snakes Are Born This Way," created by second graders and their teachers at Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston for a smile and a reminder of what learning and high quality student work can look like.

What's Your Intention This School Year?

Meg Campbell | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

Intentions are a powerful way to launch the school year. As with the best ideas in any good school, this one came from a teacher.

Why Expeditionary Learning or 'Learning by Doing' Could Save Education

Michelle Lamar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Lamar

The Expeditionary Learning philosophy is the best thing you've never heard of but it could save our educational system. The "EL" approach succeeds in urban, rural or suburban schools and at every grade level.

Best School Moments

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Vander Ark

There's nothing more thrilling than watching a first grader string sounds and words together and then beam with pride and understanding, "I'm reading!"