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Why Teacher Trainings are Important

Why Teacher Trainings are Important

Teaching can be really scary. For new teachers or those without exceptionally strong backgrounds in their subject, it can be even more daunting. Teachers in these situations are usually relieved when one of their students gets an answer right—so much so that they...

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Why Failure is Crucial in the Science Classroom

Why Failure is Crucial in the Science Classroom

Failure, or fear of failure, is a hot topic in many circles these days, and has now risen to the top of the discussion in science and math education. It’s a versatile term and a buzzword we use when talking about developing tenacity in students. It’s a touch point for...

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Quarry Lane Student Reflections

Quarry Lane Student Reflections

Headwaters’ fall program with the Quarry Lane School from Dublin was a really fun, educational program. But we got a surprise gift recently from many of the students who participated in the program: written reflections on their trip. Below we highlight some of the...

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Quarry Lane Research Projects

Quarry Lane Research Projects

I was very impressed with the quality and interest level from all of the Quarry Lane students. This was an interesting program for Headwaters because it was our first one that had a mix of middle and high school students within the same school group. The research...

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Quarry Lane Research Projects

A Bug’s Life… a Student Post

Note: Today we have a great post by a guest blogger. Ellen Fordham is a Middle School Student at Quarry Lane in Dublin, CA. Ellen did a Headwaters program in October and wrote the blog post below. Check out Ellen's research project: A Bug's Life. Look for more posts...

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