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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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  • Love of Learning

    I am not a candidate for home schooling. I love the idea of creating our own schedule and making the world our classroom. I love spring break and striking out on adventures. And I’m already counting down the school days until summer vacation begins (see earlier blog post!). But all it takes is one morning of trying to instruct my boys on how to fold an origami paper crane to remember how much I appreciate one who can actually teach (and maintain patience in the process). The ability for a teacher to show students how to solve a geometry problem is magic to a math-phobe like me. But for a teacher to look at a student and wish to gain Read More
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New for 2016, Introducing A New Long Beach Public High School.
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