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#10 Final Blog Post: Farewell

Self-Direction I entered What’s the Story with enough understanding of how the course works that it felt almost as if...

What I’ve Learned so Far…

What I’ve Learned so Far…

The learning I’ve done so far at What’s the Story is so much different than anything I’ve ever done before....

Blog Post #7 – Dear Daughter… First Overnight Reflection

Blog Post #7 – Dear Daughter… First Overnight Reflection

This was a very exciting retreat. It was so much fun to get to know everyone better, and I learned...

A Call for Familiar Terra Firma- #6

In one way or another, every single issue has the ability to connect. All dependent on the perspective and depth...

#6 Seeking Common Ground

#6 Seeking Common Ground

Environment Climate Change Climate Change Education Food industry Humans effect on environment Mental Health LGBTQ Racism Refugees in Vermont Equality...

Blog Post #6 – Seeking Common Ground

Blog Post #6 – Seeking Common Ground

I was able to fit most topics into a main category, however most of the categories are very broad and...

#5: Looking Deeper into How Income Inequality Affects Kids

For this week’s huddle, I decided to zoom in on how income inequality affects children. The effects of income inequality...

Scanning the Surface of Mental Health- #5.2

This week I also took a closer look into Mental Health. Identifying key players of what Mental Health is and...

#5 Another Brain Map! Climate Education in Schools

#5 Another Brain Map! Climate Education in Schools

#4 Mental Health Mind Map

#4 Mental Health Mind Map

—— This is a mind map about about mental health issues. The branches are social pressures, body image, awareness, depression,...

#4 Mind Map: Food industry in Vermont

#4 Mind Map: Food industry in Vermont

Blog Post #3 – Import People in my Life’s Ideas

Blog Post #3 – Import People in my Life’s Ideas

I decided that mental health issues and depression, especially among teens and young adults, was a topic I definitely wanted...

#3 Interview For Information

#3 Interview For Information

My first interview was with my mom, Gwen, an active member on the Weybridge Energy Committee, and an advocate for...

#2 Climate Change, Educate!

Climate change is the biggest issue that this generation facing in my opinion. This is an incredibly relevant issue and...

Why I am Here at What’s the Story

Why I am Here at What’s the Story

I am here at What’s the Story because I want to work with others who express my same desire to...

#8 Final Reflection

Four life-long skills: Self-direction: In the beginning of What’s the Story? when we were thinking of ideas we wanted to...

#7 December Retreat Reflection- Looking Back

#7 December Retreat Reflection- Looking Back

This weekend’s retreat allowed my partner and I to really dig into our topic and start making a plan for...

#5 Digging Deeper

Part l In the Ted Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Change” by Simon Sinek, the quote “People don’t buy what...

#5: Difficult conversations

The part of Simon Sinek’s TEDTalk that interested me the most was what he said about leaders versus those who...

#4 Josie’s Mind Map

#4: Mapping my thought process

#3 New Opportunities

Act 77, which includes the flexible pathways program and proficiency based grading, was first developed after several reforms were made...

#2 A Wide Range of Views

I am fortunate to have several educators in my family who have experienced different types of grading systems. The conversations...

#2 The interviews: What I have learned and where to start.

This week I interviewed two people who play a huge role in my life. My mom and dad. I interviewed...

Final Post: Change Is Possible

Self-Direction I already knew my topic since I was continuing it and I used the same emotional and statistical points...

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