Category Archives: Class Sessions
This is a post to show the teachers working on the Protest Music project how we might get parents, students and other interested parties to give responses to the songs selected by the students. The students would select the song, … Continue reading
In 8th Grade History, we are just about to begin filming the Post World War II Documentaries. We paused for a class period to talk about music. I remember attending a professional development conference where the presenter talked about the … Continue reading
The first five composers conducted (tee hee!) their living history reenactment presentations in the library today. Pictured above, from left to right: Guillaume de Machaut, Luigi Boccherini, Queen Christina of Sweden (talking about Archangelo Corelli), Carlos Chavez, and Aaron Copland. … Continue reading
We’re in the middle of a mystery here in 8th grade – the Little Rock 9 documentary film group has just uncovered a source that states there were initially ten students who were supposed to attend Central High School on … Continue reading
This class really knows how to enjoy researching in the Library! Mr. Rutstein’s 6th Grade Social Studies class: Mr. Rutstein in a completely “ahem” unrehearsed teachable moment.
Here’s our first experiment with the “flipped classroom” model. It’s a video starting the 8th graders out with their research for the Documentary Project. The idea of a flipped classroom is to have them view the “instruction” at home … Continue reading
We will be celebrating National Novel Writing Month here in the Middle School Library. If you’ve never heard of it, National Novel Writing Month (“Nanowrimo”) is when a bunch of crazy writers try to write a 50,000-word novel in just … Continue reading