Show #1 watch September 16, 2019
Naturalization Ceremony- Marlton Elementary School fourth graders witness a naturalization ceremony as part of a social studies lesson on immigration. Five years ago a student's father who works for Homeland Security offered to conduct the event at the school so the students could witness it. Because it was such a powerful ceremony, it has become an annual event. This story includes social justice issues.
Seats Matter - Using an alternative seating approach, sixth and seventh graders at Jersey City’s Mahatma K. Gandhi School (PS 23) are allowed to select a seat that works best for their learning style. Students can choose from over 20 different seating options, including couches, soft chairs, bean bag chairs, yoga mats, standing desks, crate seats and stools.
Flipped Over Math - See a flipped classroom in action at Sandshore Road Elementary School in Mount Olive. A fourth and a fifth grade teacher flip their classes by recording lectures that the students watch at home and then help the students do their homework during class.
Ocean City Best Buddies - Ocean City High School Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities students pair up with general education students to form meaningful friendships in the Peer Buddy program. The program started three years ago with about 40 students and has grown to nearly 90 members. The general education students are responsible for contacting their buddies once a week and the group meets twice a month.
For more information about Best Buddies in New Jersey, please visit https://bestbuddies.org/find-programs/new-jersey/.
Show #2 watch September 23, 2019
Chowhound Clinic – Students at Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden run a food bank and clinic for local pets. Under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Aumiller with HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service, the students conduct medical assessments and perform simple medical procedures. The students are part of the Vet in Training program.