This photo album contains various candid-style photos captured in a K-12 classroom setting while employed for Anoka-Hennepin Schools. The goal of these photos was to demonstrate a variety of classroom activities in which students were learning and interacting with each other. The photos were then used in a variety of district and school publications, including brochures, fliers, newsletters, e-newsletters and websites.

As a district, our aim is to take photos in a photojournalistic style - photos that look candid, raw, realistic, factual, natural-looking and that capture the emotion as it happens. Ultimately, our goal is to display photos that clearly show students and staff engaged in learning, participating in an activity, etc. in our publications.
Students reading in class

High school students read to each other during an advanced English class. 

Elementary students participate in a math activity

Elementary school students get hands-on during a group math activity.

A student and teacher discuss high school chemistry

A conversation between a student and her teacher during a high school A.P. Chemistry class.

An elementary student plays guitar

An elementary student practices his guitar playing skills during music class. 

A mother and her children bond during an ECFE class

Family fun time during an Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) class. ​​​​​​​

A high school student welds metal

An up close and personal view as a student practices welding in a secondary vocational course. ​​​​​​​

Elementary students read books

Elementary students participate in group reading activities in a K-12 classroom setting. ​​​​​​​

Elementary students play at recess

Elementary students have fun playing capture the flag during recess. ​​​​​​​

A high school student uses a radius during math class

A high school student demonstrates his ability to use a compass tool during math class. ​​​​​​​

A teacher works with students during social studies class

Elementary students make a connection with their teacher during a social studies lesson. ​​​​​​​

Students participate in the Pledge of Allegiance

Students, staff and their families recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a school's Constitution Day celebration (which celebrates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution).

A student and teacher share a smile in a civics class

A high school student and his teacher enjoy a civics lesson during class time. ​​​​​​​

Elementary students actively participating in class

Elementary students engaged in a classroom conversation. ​​​​​​​

A student draws in an art class

A middle school student practicing his newfound knowledge of geometric shapes in art class. ​​​​​​​

A discussion during social studies class

A middle school social studies teacher works with students to make sure they understand the lesson at hand. ​​​​​​​

Watching life grow in elementary science

An elementary student thinks about how to describe and draw the budding plant before him.

Students get up close with plant life in science class

A teacher and her elementary school students totally engrossed during a science lesson.

A student reads a book during class

An elementary student practices reading an vocabulary skills during class time. ​​​​​​​

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