Bringing Back Storytelling, One Activity at a Time

Kim Lochner, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia For thousands of years, storytelling formed the essence of our education system. Children would sit at the feet of their elders and learn life skills through emotive stories. These stories imparted practical skills that young people needed to survive in their world. But these stories weren’t simply about survival. … Continue reading Bringing Back Storytelling, One Activity at a Time

What’s wrong with rigor? BHP will shift your mindset

by Bart Shaffer, BHP teacher Washington, USA Will my students just shut down? Can they really succeed with this amount of reading and writing? There’s no way they can keep up with this pace! This is TOO HARD! I teach at the most diverse high school in the state. With 58 languages spoken and kids … Continue reading What’s wrong with rigor? BHP will shift your mindset

The Power of Vocabulary

Kim Lochner, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia When my husband collected me from the airport, he warned me that I might get a shock when I got home. Although I’d been away only two weeks, we were experiencing an oppressive Australian summer. There had been scorching temperatures and no rain; everything had turned brown and crisp. … Continue reading The Power of Vocabulary