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Final Blogpost: Learning outside the classroom

I think that I graded myself too well at first because in looking back at my self reflection I gave...

Blog Post 11: The Grand Finale

Self-Direction: I’ve always been an independent learner, so this skill has more or less remained the same for me.  I...

What’s The Story: An out of the box learning style

Part 1: Self Direction: Pursue Refined Questions When I first started WTS, I had no idea what story I wanted...

Final Blog Post – My Takeaways

What’s The Story has been an incredible experience. I’ve learned so much, and made so many new connections. I was...

Blog Post 9: What Schools Should Understand About “What’s the Story?”

I have never been a part of a class that functioned in the way “What’s the Story?” does.  I have...

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....

#8 Informing schools

Whats the story is a great way to get students out of the typical classroom environment and still participate in...

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...

Final Reflection

Expected Learning: Self Direction: While the traditional classroom has some room for self-direction and I have taken classes where student-led...

#7 – Looking Glass (Part I)

Expected Learning: Wow! Over the course of this year, I have learned so much more than I would have believed....

December retreat reflection: Learning to listen (Version 2.0)

December retreat reflection: Learning to listen (Version 2.0)

I’m now realizing that I never actually gave information on my group’s project. We’re looking at the presence of rape...

#5: Actions vs. Words

  The first quote I chose from Simon Sinek was the one he kept repeating, “People don’t buy what you...

#4 Josie’s Mind Map

#3 Celebrate the Extroordinary

Through this week, one of my goals with finding stories and new information about autism was to gain a greater...

Final Post: Thank you

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

Reflecting on What I Learned; Expectedly and Unexpectedly

Expected learning   The main attraction I had towards joining the What’s the Story? program was the promise of learning...

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...

Final blog post – learning the unexpected

Whats the Story is a way to make a difference in the world by doing your part.  It is really...

May Retreat – Jumping and Falling are Sometimes Synonymous

This is not educational learning. Not in a traditional sense. This is not about learning facts or concepts. This is...

Post Winooski/Burlington Day

Wow! That day went by very quickly,and my team and I learned so much about interviewing and Winooski’s ELL program...

Dec. Retreat: The rule of thirds, you attitude towards a disagreement, and the Plan

I came into this retreat  very excited about the progress that my team and I could have. I had a...

#11 – December Retreat – The importance of water and Mars…

I am so excited that I have had this opportunity to do this course. There are so many words that...

#1: Something About Everything

I am the one who wants to go further, the one who loves to learn. I am the curious one...

#1: “Making the world a better place”

Hi, my name is Megan Balparda. I am a seventh grader at MUMS (Middlebury Union Middle School). I joined What’s The Story because...

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