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Final Blogpost

During this year with the course What’s the Story, I have grown as a student and a citizen of Vermont....

Retreat Reflection- #7

This weekend gave me the chance to reflect, refine, and connect with my cohort members. While transitioning from I-search to...

#3: Income Inequality Interviews

I decided to interview my dad, Matt Wormser, and my mom, Amelia Gerlin. My goal was to learn what they...

The Silent Epidemic? – #3

I will start off by being honest; this blog post intimidated me. Initially, I thought I didn’t know anyone qualified...

The Silent Epidemic? – #2

As a resident of Saint Albans, I am not oblivious to the fight against drug abuse. Last year, the local...

Why I Chose “What’s the Story?”

I am the one who is aware. Consistent with reading the daily news, both local and national, I joined WTS...

Those Four Walls

I am the one who wonders what life has to offer outside of those four walls we call a school....

#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 – Morality Humility Is the Key

This weekend was the December Retreat, a time I have been looking forward to since September, knowing it would signify...

#8 – November Retreat – Let’s Do This!

#8 – November Retreat – Let’s Do This!

The November Retreat has come and gone in the blink of the eye. It seems like yesterday that I was...

#7 The Denial of Acceptance: Climate Change Action

#7 The Denial of Acceptance: Climate Change Action

This is the script to my pitch for anyone who’s curious.   Climate change is a very disputed topic in...

#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 Why Start a Movement

To start a movement you need a leader, someone who’s got the drive to get something done, but you also...

#4 My Ideas of Climate Change Denial

Here is a link to my mind map if you can’t read the picture above. Let me know if you...

#4 Josie’s Mind Map

#3 New Opportunities

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

#2 First Exploration of My Topic

When I thought about the topic I wanted to pursue, I chose the denial and acceptance of climate change. I...

#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...

#1…The Reason I, Olympia, Decided to join What’s the Story.

I am here because my guidance counselor brought the course to my attention, and I thought it sounded interesting. Social...

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...

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 Final Retreat: What I’ve Learned

This course has been the unexpected but magical education experience I’ve been looking for. This program is able to take...

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...

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