Info from SC's first Expeditionary Learning (EL) High School
Gator Bites - Week of September 22, 2014
We are CREW!
River Bluff High School's Leadership Team.
Student Council and River Bluff's theme for this year.
RBHS ALS Challenge
The leadership team at RB accepted the ice bucket challenge earlier this fall.
A Look Back and Ahead at Professional Learning at RBHS - Week 4
Week 4 - Habits of Scholarship Redox - Personal Responsibility
Week 4 will include digging deeper into the Habits of Scholarship, specifically Personal Responsibility within a session facilitated by Luke and Ron. From Berger's text Leaders of Their Own Learning, a student at Renaissance School in Springfield, MA, commented on her Habits of Work to the Governor of Massachusetts, "those are the most important targets of all. They are the study skills and habits we need to succeed in college and life. You have to focus on them here. That's why we all go to college" (p. 21).
We look forward to continuing our learning of RBHS's Habits of Scholarship.
Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.
Gator of the Week - Brandon Tillmon
Gators of the Week - National Merit Semifinalists
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Gators of the Week - Sarah Salters
EL Design Principle in Action
The Primacy of Self-Discovery
Learning happens best with emotion, challenge, and the requisite support. People discover their abilities, values, passions, and responsibilities in situations that offer adventure and the unexpected. In Expeditionary Learning schools, students undertake tasks that require perseverance, fitness, craftsmanship, imagination, self-discipline, and significant achievement. A teacher’s primary task is to help students overcome their fears and discover they can do more than they think they can.
Several CREWs on Friday had an amazing opportunity to seek adventure off campus and to learn. Hats off to Jason Ignet for organizing the trip for CREW at the Zoo with Mr. Overbay, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Ray and Frau Goho and their CREWs.
CREWs were originally planning to go tubing on the Saluda River, but with an unexpected storm and uncertain circumstances each CREW helped decide on viable alternatives so we could spend a day together without cancelling. CREWs worked with their CREW leaders, CREW leaders and chaperones worked together as a faculty, and the Zoo became our new (much safer) destination. The trip was incredibly significant because it showed that sometimes you just have to take a risk and hope that it pays off. More often than not, it will in some way. All CREW members showed great understanding, flexibility, and enthusiasm despite the change in plans, and it helped show them that nothing is ever certain, things change, but in the end everything will work out - optimism was key.