Category Archives: PBCL

Summer Letter: the 2014-15 School Year is Right Around the Corner!

School is right around the corner and for those who were not mailed the summer letter on the fifth of August we wanted to post the letter with details here.  Please do take the time to review some of what we will … Continue reading

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Educate Parent Access Opens Tomorrow!

Originally posted on Messalonskee Middle School Principal's Blog:
Tomorrow we will be opening our district parent access to Educate, which is called Empower.  The redesigned interface has the look and feel of Facebook and puts the information parents have…

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Customized Biology Classroom

Paul Anderson, the 2011 Montana State Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist, shares not only how he transformed his classroom, but the thinking and inspiration behind the change.

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Harnessing The Power of Student Interests

I recently read an article on KQUED Public Media’s blog that reminded me that engagement is a truly foundational principle in our move to customizing learning for our students at Messalonskee.  The post, “How to Fuel Students Learning Through Their … Continue reading

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Colleges & Proficiency Based Diplomas

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to talk to many parents and students about RSU18’s move to proficiency based education.  In multiple venues including parent nights, student assemblies, home room discussions, book-talks, conferences, and the curriculum night … Continue reading

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What is a Four?

In my last video on our curriculum structure I covered the format, layout, and application of the curriculum.  In a recent post I was asked the question: “What is a four?”  Below I take a moment to explain how students … Continue reading

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Understanding our Curriculum

The five minute video below is a walk-through of the structure and function of the RSU18 Curriculum we are using at Messalonskee High School. A K-12 curriculum that provides clarity to the learning targets by providing the taxonomy (Blooms / … Continue reading

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