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What if there was a middle school where students were asked to care about how their mind works? Where students were asked to wonder out loud. Imagine a place where kids are excited to learn. What if this place allowed students to struggle and helped them view perseverance through struggle as an opportunity for growth?

There is such a place! We're excited to share our new video with you that offers a window into how this unique educational opportunity for middle schoolers in Long Beach teaches for deep understanding and makes thinking visible.

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  • Exclamations

    When “Project Runway” was new to TV, I was a fan. I found the challenges intriguing, I loved their shopping sprees through Mood in New York, and I was in constant admiration of the contestants' tenacity to bring their ideas from a sketches to wearable works of art. I also grew to love Tim Gunn’s parting words to “make it work!” I later told my husband that sometimes I feel like I need Tim to check in with me during my day, review my plan (be it for meals, writing, housekeeping, or volunteering), and then gently tell me to “make it work!” That kind of coaching or nudge of encouragement is something I sense so many good teachers desire to Read More
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