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Laporte students left this message for their teachers when classes ended last May. Faculty members have embarked on a pilot project that uses peers to help improve lesson plans. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Laporte teachers get new training

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A rural revolution has begun at five small northern Minnesota schools, including Laporte.

A $225,000 grant is teaching teachers how to teach more effectively, becoming more introspective.


The focus is on the lesson plan itself, not the teacher. It starts at the bottom, with improving the lessons that fell flat, and moves onward and upward.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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