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Letting Students Be Free

Letting Students Be Free

Sometimes one of the hardest things to do as a teacher is to let your students go "free range." We have objectives and goals that we know we need to reach by the end of the school year, but sometimes, the opportunity presents itself to …

Posted by M. McDaniel in Teacher Topics, Classroom on Thursday October 11, 2018
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Oakhill's Chickens: Where Are They Now?

Every year, our kindergarten classes learn the cycle of a chicken's life. However, the process is not taught like an ordinary lesson. After the students learn the cycle, they get to watch it happen first hand!

Each class receives …

Posted by in Early Years, Just for Fun, Classroom on Monday September 24, 2018 at 02:32PM
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Teacher Toolkit | 5 Things Mr. Fernandez Can't Teach Without

Mr. Fernandez has been a familiar face at Oakhill for quite a while, but this year is his third year in the Middle School Science Lab. We stopped Mr. Fernandez to find out what are his must-haves to keep his lab running smooth!


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Posted by M. McDaniel in Teacher Topics, Middle School Years, Classroom on Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Getting Ready for the World Peace Game


Mrs. Stripling has been preparing all year to introduce the World Peace Game to her 5th grade students. Now, we’re less than a month away from a truly interactive and highly experiential learning experience.

The point of the game is simple. It is …

Posted by in Middle School Years, Classroom on Thursday February 22, 2018 at 11:08AM
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World Peace Game

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The week of June 19 I was privileged to attend a master class on facilitating The World Peace Game. John Hunter is its creator, and he has facilitated this game for almost 40 years. He has taken his game to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. A …

Posted by in Middle School Years, Classroom on Tuesday August 22, 2017
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