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Projects, Activities, and PD
We have personally developed progressive and original programs that can be adapted to any institution. Each is a fully developed policy, activity, or project for students and teachers at your school.
As time is precious for educators and with so many ideas circulating, it can be hard to stay “in the know” of progressive educational practices. We link to worthwhile resources.
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One Page PD
These easy to understand, double-sided sheets give brief, yet researched, overviews on implementing progressive practices at your school.
How can we celebrate learning at our schools? One way is quite simple - putting our work on display! This guide showcases the benefits and techniques of project curation.
Mindfulness consists of relaxation techniques and a tolerant environment - but there’s much more. How can we change systemic issues in school and beyond to solve the root of these problems?
Restorative Justice changes the process of disciplinary action at schools. Instead of blanket sentencing, how can we encourage students toward pro-social behavior without pushing them out of the education system?
Inspired by a call to action from Alfie Kohn, “why sheets” are brief overviews of progressive practice, aimed at parents, students, and the community, to explain why changes are being made at school. *Modified Why Sheets do not require accreditation to the Human Restoration Project.
A detailed overview to eliminating homework. If you’d like to modify this document (as this is for an entire school, or if you’d like it to be more personalized), a Google Document is available here.
A researched document on the benefits of gradeless learning, which can be modified to the needs of one’s school. If you’d like to modify this document, a Google Document is available here.
Ex: Play, Skill-Based, Ownership, Motivation, Image of the Child, Agency
From the International School of Uganda, these high quality “why sheets” encompass almost every element of learning and are perfectly suited for progressive institutions.
Studies in Progressive Education Infographics
What does the research say? These easy-to-read infographics are designed to share and inspire progressive educative practice!
#1 On Motivation and Grading
#2 Pathways to Purpose
#3 The Pressure of Achievement Testing
Projects & More
These resources will further your journey into progressive ed. - either by leading the way in professional development or providing outlets for students.
Before you get started reforming education one day at a time, we want to make sure you are primed and ready. While you may be fully capable of transforming and restoring, many are still nervous of change, afraid of failures, or possibly just unconvinced.
This guide gets you started to understanding progressive education and introduces you to the Human Restoration Project.
Grading =/ Assessment
This guidebook contains:
An introduction to gradeless learning and its benefits.
A collection of assessment techniques with links to relevant, easy to understand online resources.
A group of common troubleshooting issues with gradeless learning and how one may progress.
Don’t Get the Wrong Idea
Don’t Get the Wrong Idea is a 37-page resource designed for students to question myths and misconceptions that propagate mainstream culture. Aimed at arming students with knowledge, we use researched, peer-reviewed data to analyze five major components of student life:
1) Popularity & Fitting In
2) Standardized Testing
3) College Admissions
4) Career Readiness / the Job Market
5) Success and Happiness
When we define a progressive institution: what are we looking for? Our goal with this handbook is to provide you with a simple overview of major, inclusive practices that all schools would benefit from.
This book isn’t about changing everything at once. We don’t believe it is a strong strategy to demand giant reforms without understanding each facet, the philosophy that surrounds it, and having the majority on-board.
PBL Guidebook (2019)
This guidebook is written to help you understand, formulate, construct, troubleshoot, and share project-based learning - or experiential learning - at your school. We wanted a resource that was simple to understand, follow, and adapt to one’s needs without seeking additional tools or feeling too confined. We wanted something approachable that could be shared with even the most traditional teacher.
PBL Expedition Hour
Expedition Hour is our term for “genius hour” or “20% time” - a notion brought up time after time in the business world - and now increasingly, progressive education. However, there are not many resources available that guide schools towards creating this large endeavor. Luckily, you have this booklet!
This resource serves as an introductory PD booklet for groups of educators.
QUEST helps students discover and embrace their path to purpose. Inside this booklet, you will find a series of discussions, reflections, activities, and a “path to purpose” guide, designed to have students discover and practice their passions during and after the school day. This project is designed to occur at least one day a week for at least one class period, but can be adapted to your needs. *Updated May, 2019
Our bimonthly magazine is available exclusively to our Patreon supporters.
Check out this brief overview of the tenants of PBL in this nifty infographic!
Our Ungrading Handbook supplies the research, questioning, and ideas necessary to begin the implementation of gradeless learning in your classroom.
This fillable document relays discussion questions, media, concepts, and practical applications of “going gradeless” in your classroom environment, even if the district requires grades within a certain period.
Ex: “Just So You Know” Form
From Marisa Thompson, this simple “Google Hack” allows students to reach out in an easy way. To receive notice of submissions, follow these instructions.
This book is for anyone looking to instill elements of progressive education into their classroom, and are concerned at the student reaction to their policies. By passing power from teacher to student, we may have the belief that chaos or confusion will ensue.