The Quests Continue!

By Henry Allison In early May, Claire Epchook’s AP Geography class would take the test they had spent all year preparing for. After they finished, though, the school year stretched on for another month, far too much time to leave a full class of teenagers unscheduled....

Sensory Welcome Garden at Guilford Central School

RiseVT-Windham County awarded an amplify grant to Guilford Central School to design and create a sensory garden. The plants in the garden provide the students and the community with opportunities to engage their senses, reducing stress and welcoming them into the...

Wellness Journals at Townshend Elementary

RiseVT-Windham County awarded an amplify grant to Townshend Elementary School to provide RiseVT Wellness Journals to students as a self-monitoring and regulation tool for students to identify identify sleep, exercise, screen time, mindfulness, water intake, and...

Students Take Learning to the Woods

by: Joy Choquette A few years ago in the media a buzzed-about phrase was, “nature deficit disorder.” The phrase described the worrisome trend of today’s youth—and many adults—spending more time indoors than out. This is less of a problem for seventh- and eighth-grade...

Flexible Seating Options in the Classroom

Author: Lisa Curry, Teacher at St. Albans Town Educational Center In August, when my returning students, now as second graders, entered my classroom, they noticed something different. Sure, I had changed the theme and rearranged the space as I told them I would. But,...

Gaga Ball at St. Albans City School

Author: Mitch Craib, Stewardship Coordinator at St. Albans City School It was a Walking Wednesday, and as I led my walking school bus to St. Albans City School the first student that joined me started talking excitedly about playing gaga ball at recess. He described...