Monday November 1st:
Today the theme was manic Monday. We rolled out a lot of information in a relatively short period of time.
High School is off and running on their LA/American history course. Middle school started their first four week cycle of project work.
One thing that I realized that we need to do differently is to use protocols with middle school mini lessons.
In high school we really needed a shared google doc for their essential questions.
Overall, it was a busy but productive day.
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This is the story of two educators on one journey. Each day we will record our reflections on the process of being involved in an innovative educational environment. The decision on our part to leave the public education system was deliberate due to our growing frustrations over the factory "one size fits all" model of education. This model has dominated the educational landscape and is not designed to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. Step one in our journey was to find a place that would allow us the freedom to break out of the system. We needed a chance to just breath and facilitate learning in the ways that we both know are best for children. That step has led us to Rosemary Beach Florida to work with the students attending the OH Institute. The OH Institute is a unique educational environment that we find humane. The curriculum focus is on the individual learner with an infusion of technology project based learning. Currently, it has 20 students in grades 4-11 all of whom are seeking something different than what the factory system of education has to offer. This is where our adventure begins...