Posts By Benjamin Roesch
In school innovation, we often talk about students gaining “real” world experience. Of authentic learning that is high stakes and meaningful and taps into imbedded skills and passions. We talk about these things because they are so important and we have so much room to grow as a school community. Read more.
A recent BHS graduate, Keith LaFountaine just self-published his first novel on Lulu.com. It’s called The Danger of the Flame. You can buy it here and should do so because it sounds awesome. Just as cool, perhaps, is that the novel was started while Keith was still a senior at Burlington High School and undertaking the challenge of National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org), an opportunity afforded him by his 12th grade Creative Writing class, taught by Eve Berinati. Read more.
The Partnership for Change, with the efforts of Fellow Sarah Bertucci and IDEA, recently organized a 30+ person trip to tour innovative schools in New York City. We Megabussed our diverse caravan down and back, saw between us over a dozen schools in 48 hours, ate some street food, and ran ourselves all over Manhattan and the outer Boroughs soaking up all the wisdom from a host of cool schools and learning institutions. Read more.
New York City’s iSchool is in its infancy, only now in the middle of its fifth year, and the Partnership for Change School Innovation Tour, consisting of 30 teachers, students, administrators, and community members from Burlington and Winooski, spent the afternoon there this past Monday. Read more.