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Final Post: Thank you

What’s the Story? has been ( I will just plainly say it) the most beneficial class I have ever taken....

The Crazy Blur, of an Amazing Year

Part #1: In the beginning of the year there was no doubt that I was excited for this program, and...

A Year of Learning Condensed Into A Blog Post

So, it’s the second day of our last retreat, which feels odd somehow: maybe it’s just that we’re not quite...

The Final Retreat

What’s the Story Vermont. This course has challenged me in ways I didn’t expect to encounter during my high school...

March Retreat- A Whole New Perspective, or, A Changed Life

In my life, the life of Theo Wells-Spackman, a 9th grader from Middlebury, there have been numerous educational experiences. Most...

March Retreat; What This Process Has Given Me

I first learned about What’s the Story through several friends that had been participating in the program last year. At...

March Retreat: My Brain is a Delicate Ecosystem That’s on Fire.

What’s the Story isn’t just another thing you join and then forget about, skipping meetings and not doing the work....

March Retreat: You Decide the Change You Want to Make

Most people, until age 18, just go through the regular education system. They study, take tests, and forget what they’ve...

March Retreat: Why What’s the Story?

What’s the Story is a course I’m taking that allows me to create a documentary about a local issue that...

The Plan

On saturday, the WtS team got together to review film and think about starting to edit their documentaries. It was...

A Self-fulfilling Prophecy, Otherwise Entitled the Sue Minter Chapter.

So, here we are. The end of filming. The beginning of the next stage of change. We are so grateful...

How to Create Change

I would like to start out by saying that this blog post is mostly for me. I’ve had a lot...

Day At Dealer

Yesterday, I spent most of my day with my mom at Dealer.Com. While I was there, I interviewed 7 different...

Update; Tying Together Different Perspectives

Leaving our day at Winooski and Burlington we had redefined the story we were looking to uncover. We turned our...

A Busy Week Ahead

Hi all! This week, being the last week of filming, is a busy one. My plan is to post short-ish...

ALL ARE WELCOME

  On the 23rd of January our team pulled off a day of immense productivity that took weeks of coordinating...

Big Picture

Hi all! This Monday, I shadowed at the Big Picture school in South Burlington. While I was there, I interviewed...

Productive week

My group met at CVU last week, where Grace and I planned to film the first video of the web-series....

A Conversation with Kathy

Today I experienced a very different pre-interview than the last one I had, and a pre-interview that will likely take me...

One Interview Down: Stories Have a Way of Unfolding

Man, does it feel good that I finished an interview yesterday—and that I finished it smoothly, quickly, and well. That I...

Say of The Students / Progress Report

This and last week have been very productive. This week, I am working on getting all of my student interviews...

A Note To My Team: What Now?

Dear Team, Going into my first pre-interview, with Shawna Shapiro, I’d like to get your advice. For all the talk...

Gears Are Grinding

Last week, I met with Emily and we devised a schedule from now until winter break, which begins on the...

Interviewees: Check, Now What?

Going back to our normal lives has not slowed our team down. We all had a list of people to...

Dec Retreat: This is Where It Gets Exciting

What I love about What’s The Story is that I never quite know where it’s going. It’s like the Labyrinth...

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