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Teachers should stay home if they’re not taking risks

“If you’re just going to play it safe, you might as well stay home.” This is how Cameron Shinn, a 6th-grade English teacher at Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, feels about his profession. He believes risk taking is … Continue reading

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Students find their spark, help others

When students discover their spark–what excites them and moves them to action–it’s a beautiful process to witness. Directed by their teacher, Rachael Ibanez, and guided further by mentors provided through the International Mentor Program, some students at Preston Middle School … Continue reading

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STEM School Sows Seed of Success for CSA Farm

Students enrolled in the Westview Middle School’s STEM Academy are allowed space in their academic agenda to explore topics in which they are interested. When given the freedom to explore real-world issues and support from real-life professionals through the International … Continue reading

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How to Predict the Future? Invent It!

Palmer Tetley, an inventor and community volunteer, was recently called upon by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple to present his anti-flood system to a team of civil engineers working to avert future catastrophes as occurred in Minot, N.D., last June, … Continue reading

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Academic Growth

Ashley, a middle school student, recently wrote to her mentor, Brian, upon wrapping up a recent science project. “I just wanted to say thank you for everything,” writes Ashley. “I really appreciate all the ideas you gave me, especially in … Continue reading

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