Dancing Inside a Straight Jacket

Today, we get to talk with Martie Hoofer about the realities of making PBL/Genius Hour work for her students while still meeting the strict scope and sequence expectations of her district.  She has learned to dance inside of her straight jacket so her kids will win.

She gives credit to her principal for permission to try something different and credit to her co-facilitator, Kelly Looper, the school media specialist for partnering with ideas, resources, and co-teaching.

Martie a 7th grade Reading and Writing Teacher at Guion Creek Middle School in Pike Township, near Indianapolis, Indiana.  She is a self-taught Project/Problem-Based Learning facilitator who runs her PBL through buy Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 a Genius Hour format, which means that one day a week in her writing classes, students get to discover their passions buy Windows 8 Professional Key in learning.



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