Classroom of the Month: Lower School Educators at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio

Long before a new school year begins, teachers are busy preparing their curriculum and classrooms. How do educators prepare themselves to connect with a new crop of students? For one inventive approach, we turn to The Wellington School — a co-ed independent

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Classroom of the Month: 12th Grade “Legacy Class” at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia

“There will never be a first graduating class again. They have trailblazed. They are setting the path. They will establish many of the traditions that will continue on for years to come.” —Peter McKnight, Principal of the Drew Charter School

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Ms. Parks’s Eighth-Grade Students At Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Sandy Parks, librarian at Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, discovered Six-Word Memoirs when she read our book for teens: I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure. Parks saw an opportunity to create a lesson

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Ms. Vinikoff’s Sixth-Grade English Class at Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Six Words concept has followed English teacher Andrea Vinikoff throughout her life, starting in high school and continuing in college when she was assigned Six-Word Memoirs in some of her classes. When the Virginia Beach native became a teacher, she

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Classroom of the Month: Professor Merwin’s Advanced English Students at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico

Lindy Merwin focuses on creativity and critical thinking skills in her advanced English college course at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico. Six-Word Memoirs has been especially useful as she helps students navigate the differences in writing styles between Spanish and English. Merwin explains

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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Bechard’s English Classes At Lord Dorchester Secondary School In Ontario, Canada

At Lord Dorchester Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, Six-Word Memoirs helps secondary school students open up to writing, offering an easy and engaging extension of their classroom learning. English teacher Jamie Bechard adorns her classroom wall with this six-word tenet: “Give your voice value with

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Classroom of the Month: Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California

This Classroom of the Month could easily be called School of the Month. This January, Six-Word founder Larry Smith and Bay-Area colleague Allie Wollner visited the famously activist Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California to explain what Six Words Fresh

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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Mills Language Arts Students at Echo Glen Children’s Center in Washington

As part of their Juvenile Rehabilitation sentencing, the youth at Echo Glen Children’s Center receive educational services. Language Arts teacher Tami Mills is passionate about her work with these young offenders, females and males ranging from ages 11 to 21. In addition to education,

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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Updegrove’s 6th-8th Grade Students at Branchburg Central Middle School in Branchburg, New Jersey

At Branchburg Central Middle School in Branchburg, New Jersey, one of the primary goals for educator Suzanne Updegrove is to get students thinking in innovative ways and developing their problem-solving skills: “It’s not about getting the right answer, it’s about

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Classroom of the Month: Mrs. Hiestand’s 6th grade ELA at Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Indiana

At Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Indiana, teachers seek innovative ways to create enthusiasm for learning in the classroom. So it’s no surprise that 6th grade ELA teacher Martha Hiestand was drawn to Six-Word Memoirs when she stumbled upon the concept

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