Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Laura Baker

Making Sense of The Principles: A Portfolio from Greenfield Center School

When we work on goal setting at Greenfield Center School (GCS), we have a practice of showing what the relationships, interaction, teaching practices, and evidence of learning look and sound like. Making theory more concrete helps us all to envision the work ahead. In 2006, a group of elementary level Essential school educators developed a Statement of Values about our

Horace: Laura Baker Published: February 22, 2008 By: Laura Baker Topics: Assessment, Portfolios

Representing: Elementary to the Exhibition of Learning

Greenfield Center School (GCS) students have a long history of engaging in meaningful projects as the culmination of their studies. Once students have completed these projects, they own their learning; they understand it deeply and can explain how it relates to themselves as well as to their community. In addition, we believe that these presentations raise standards. Projects are presented

Horace: Laura Baker Published: February 5, 2008 By: Laura Baker Topics: Assessment, Exhibitions