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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Teacher Reflections: Holiday Market Success!

Queen Bee Holiday Market by Camie Dyess Amidst the holiday shopping hustle and bustle, students from Design39Campus in Poway, CA took advantage of a wonderful learning opportunity by participating in the popular handmade fair called Queen Bee Market at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Speak Nice Co. sprouted from…

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