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Be the Change you Wish to See

By Malcolm Davis It was nearing the end of school and a former Teaching Fellow was wrapping up a writing segment on mentors. She spent more than a month working with her sixth grade students, explaining what a mentor was and challenging her students to choose one wisely. Students came in small groups to the…

Bulldogs For a Day

Most students would be thrilled at the prospect of a day off from school, but a group of Boston-area 8th graders was even more excited to spend that mini-vacation learning in class. Instead of reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic at their respective schools, 40 students from Orchard Gardens K-8 School, Dever-McCormack School, and Edwards Middle School…

Coding: The Building Blocks of Imagination!

While many middle schoolers love to play Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, and Angry Birds, not many get to play video games they designed themselves. Neither had the students at Edison Middle School until they took “Video Game Design” with Roger Pease. “All of them had used computers before, but not many of them had…

TF Spotlight: Dana-kae Walsh

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi At Citizen Schools, no role is more essential to the success of our students than that of the AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow. Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellows create extraordinary enrichment and academic support experiences for under served students across…

Around the World in 80 Days

From Hello Kitty and karaoke in Tokyo to rainbow plumed macaws and vibrant soccer fans in Rio de Janiero, the sixth graders in Tracy Horridge’s apprenticeship, “Know Your World with ThermoFisher” have seen it all without leaving their classroom at Collins Middle School! Unlike her colleagues at biotechnology giant ThermoFisher Scientific, Tracy does not wear…