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Get to Know Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

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    Sarah Norris

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School is an EL Education Credentialed School in Truckee, California. 

"No amount of teaching will work unless children are interested in what they're doing." A recent profile of Sierra Expeditionary Learning Schools characterizes the school's approach this way, and follows up with myriad examples of how the school cultivates student interest and contribution. 

The article spotlights SELS' community meeting practice, passage traditions, and school garden. 

As Director David Manahan notes: "SELS provides students endless opportunities to explore their thinking, reflect upon themselves and the world, work collaboratively with hands-on/minds-on projects, and provide service to their community." And thus, the teaching can and does work: SELS has earned both Blue Ribbon status for Exemplary performance, and an EL Credential. 

Congratulations, SELS, on this local acknowledgement of your powerful work!

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Read more at The Sierra Sun.