NYC elementary school moves learning out from "behind desks"

12/18/2013 | Forbes

Brooklyn New School in New York City focuses on teaching elementary students entrepreneurial skills through cross-curricular projects that solve every day problems, writes Laura White, manager of Changemaker Schools Network. Recent projects that take students from behind desks and into hands-on activities such as designing a water-conservation system, investigating classroom trash as archaeologists and analyzing literature to look for win-win situations. The key, says principal Anna Allanbrook, is creating a safe space for students to apply their knowledge through problem solving.

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