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Anna Durfee is an English Facilitator at Compass Academy, a magnet high school that is part of the New Tech Network. Follow her on Twitter: @annadurfee ‏

High Quality PBL Meets Mental Health

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My students recently decided that they wanted to start one of Idaho’s first mental health awareness campaigns. Their goal was to educate their community, reach out to schools, provide informational seminars and fundraise for local non-profits--and that’s just what they did.

The Only Constant is Change: Adjusting Our Practices to Meet the World’s Expectations

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Anna Durfee shares with you a few small changes your school can make in order to better prepare students for the future of work and the rapid, and sometimes alarming, changes that come with it.

The Value of the Human in an AI World

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Let’s start with that first question about preparing our students to contribute. Let me ask you this: what value does a human add to an automated world? The key thing to remember is that AI exists because we birthed it.

The Classroom: Where Our Students Can Meet the Real World

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We know we need our students to care in order to achieve deeper learning. Realizing this can help us pull back the barrier between our students and the real world and say, “Go ahead, jump in!”

The Power of Constraints

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In our classrooms, we often think we need to remove restrictions so we don’t cramp our students’ creative style. Apparently, though, the opposite may be true.

Broken Windows: The Powerful Effect of Environment on Behavior

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By: Anna Durfee. How environment can impact our behavior and the experience students have in the classroom. What are we doing to mend the broken windows we see?

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