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What is Project-Based Learning?


Project-based learning seems to be a buzz in the education world. Elementary, middle, and high schools are all using project-based learning as a way to try to engage all learners.

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Genius hour for 3rd graders


What is genius hour? Genius hour is one-hour-a-week that I let my Brookridge Day School 3rd graders research whatever topic they choose to research! YES! THEY CHOOSE! Every week there is an hour dedicated to just that topic. They research and prepare a project. It can be a “how-to” topic, a famous person, a state, […]

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Get to know us: 3rd Grade Teacher Katie Shonkwiler


Over the course of the next few months we’re going to introduce you to each one of the talented and dedicated professionals that make up Overland Park’s Brookridge Day School. We recently had 3rd grade teacher Katie Shonkwiler take time to tell us a little more about herself. Meet Katie! How long have you been […]

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