Posts by Anna Durfee
High Quality PBL Meets Mental Health
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
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
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 Power of Constraints
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
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?