Showing posts from February, 2017

The Evolving Role of Police in the Schools


MIT Uses Sanborn To Help Future Teachers Understand How To Innovate in the School

Recently, program directors at the Teaching Systems Laboratory at MIT reached out to Sanborn Regional High School Principal Brian M. Stack to find out if they could include Sanborn in an upcoming free online course called Launching Innovations in Schools. The Teaching Systems Laboratory at MIT's primary goal is to help future teachers thrive in the student-centered, personalized learning classrooms of the future. They see Sanborn as a great case study for their course, and at Sanborn, we are happy to collaborate on this important project with them.

Anyone can register to take this free course by clicking here. This is the course description for the course:

Every great teacher and every great school constantly work towards creating better learning conditions for students. Just as we hope our students become lifelong learners, we as educators should be constantly learning and improving. This education course is for school leaders of all kinds (from teacher-leaders to principals …

Understanding Sanborn’s Innovative Competency-Based Learning Model


Increasing Your Students' Global Awareness

President Trump’s recent controversial executive orders impacting both refugees and immigrants have raised concerns for educators on how their students view their global world, and more importantly, what teachers can do to raise the global awareness of their students to help them become better informed, empowered, and compassionate citizens of the world.
According to their website the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), a group that works to develop collaborative partnerships between schools, the business community, and government leaders, defines the term global awareness as follows:
Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts Understanding  other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages
The P21 website goes on to list a variety of w…

Why Doesn’t My High School Use "Blizzard Bags"?