Category Archive: Jen

Oct 11

Top 5 ‘Hacks’ for making worksheets actually work

Let’s face it. Worksheets and deep learning experiences aren’t exactly synonymous.  One of the major critiques of worksheets is they become busy work: rote, meaningless, disconnected, and lacking creativity. When overused, they serve more as babysitters than learning tools and suck the life out of a classroom.  Now, before you grab your worksheet stack and …

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Aug 01

We’re back! Welcome to 2016-17!

Welcome back to another great year at Cloverleaf. We are so excited to kick off 2016-17! Since our theme for the year is “Strong Foundation, Strong School,” I want to highlight one of our most foundational elements: The Cloverleaf “4 Cs,” our core values for student learning.  At Cloverleaf we use the words Capable, Considerate, …

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Sep 14

What does Cloverleaf learning look like?

Ever wonder what Cloverleaf learning looks like on an everyday basis?  Last week, I tiptoed into classrooms, unannounced, with a camera on an average day.  What I saw was pure magic:  kids learning in their own ways, everyone incorporating movement, hands-on activities, technology, and differentiation.  I saw expert teachers engaging their students and reaching them …

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