DireLights using Growth as a Process

By Jennifer Stillittano, High School Teacher at Central Coast New Tech High School We all understand the relevance of growth in the world. When you Google “growth” the word that appears in many of the synonyms is process. Let’s agree that growth is the process of expanding, developing…

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Small Town Studios Does Big Things

Engaging in meaningful work that spreads throughout the school and the community is a powerful catalyst for learning, and Michelle David believes this as the founder of Small Town Studios. This educator guides and watches over her 5th-grade students as they build a business at Ramsay Elementary in…

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Students Present to Locals

The fifth and sixth-grade students of 907 Bobcats in Anchorage, Alaska know how to keep themselves busy creating products like greeting cards, floral arrangements, beeswax wraps, and kindness rocks. But their teacher, Linda Hulen, knows the importance of getting students outside the four walls of the classroom. Linda…

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New EdCorp Finds Meaningful Work

Jennifer Salzmann, a Learning Support educator at Phillips Elementary in Pittsburgh always wanted to start a student-run business but didn’t know where to start. At first, the idea of building a business seemed daunting. After doing research, Jennifer and her class started by creating a mission statement, investigating…

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5 Tips for EdCorps

Alison Smith, an educator at La Salle Springs Middle School in Wildwood, MO, inherited 3 EdCorps this year. Lucky for us, she was up to the challenge. Alison curated each student-run business according to to the students in her classroom and ended up with two very different businesses,…

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Best Practices of 2018

What a year! 2018 was full of new challenges, new ideas, and new EdCorps. We’ve been tossing the EdCorps Community best practices and tips and tricks all year to help guide you through the business building process. Just in case you missed some, see the list of our…

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Building an EdCorp: A Parent's Point of View

Year one was such a blast! We're very fortunate to hear uplifting stories from teachers and students on a regular basis, but rarely do we get to see the impact of building a student-run business from a parent's point of view. Your daily dose of inspiration coming at you from Sugar Kids Beauty in Rome, GA!

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Google Features Wicked Soap Company!

Awesome news! Google recently visited Matt Martin and the Wicked Soap Company at High Tech High Media Arts to highlight their student-run business and all of the exciting ways that students have been engaged and inspired because of it.

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Jodie and Ashley, Allen Distinguished Educators!

All of our teachers building EdCorps in their classroom impress us with their hard work and ingenuity every day. Now, two of our incredible educators have a Paul Allen Distinguished Educator Award to show for it!

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