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Welcome to the future of Middle School

New: The Tarrant Foundation has announced another $5 million gift to the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education, increasing our annual budget to $1.5 million. The new funding will allow us to triple the number of Vermont schools we're able to serve.

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What We Offer

The Tarrant Institute provides a variety of services to help schools make the transition to engaging, technology-rich teaching and learning.

In exchange for their substantial commitment to a new vision for teaching and learning, we offer our partner schools intensive professional development, leadership preparation and planning, and small grants for innovative technologies -- all free of charge.

To the broader community, we conduct extensive research, evaluation, dissemination and outreach.

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Winter reading: reflection as an educator

Winter break reading:
Reflection as an educator

Professional development coordinator Meredith Swallow writes: "One of my biggest regrets as a classroom teacher was not spending enough time reflecting on my practice. I am certainly guilty of blaming time, or committing to that infamous hour of 'later'.

But as Dewey stated, I firmly believe that reflection is a necessary part of the learning process."

Read the rest of her blog post here, and get her suggestions for some reflective winter break reading. But whatever you do, make sure to take some time to relax, enjoy and recharge during the holiday break.

The Tarrant Institute will be closed December 23 - January 5th. See you next year!

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