Building a Makerspace

There was palpable excitement in the former Longfellow Middle School cafeteria, soon to be re-purposed into a Makerspace, as students and their families arrived for a community work day to help build work tables. Tools, measuring tapes, and fasteners were organized in separate bins while the lumber was neatly arranged on one side. Matt Hinckley, a […]

Teaching Language in Every Subject

It might seem odd to imagine anyone other than an English teacher working to improve how students read and write. However, that was exactly what Math, Science, and Humanities teachers from Berkeley Middle Schools were brainstorming together to achieve on a recent weekday afternoon. The Schools Fund awarded Akemi Hamai, a science teacher at King, […]