Math Teacher Chris Mabley and STI eLearning Consultant Michael Dolan adapt learning to each student’s pace, path and style. Management of students, each learning different topics, was supported by online software. Compared to a traditional class, student study time was reduced and teacher time for enriched personalized instruction increased. The extra time could also be used for project, group, inquiry and multi-curriculum based learning.
Learning Chinese (Mandarin) in Traditional and Innovative Ways
The Chinese (Mandarin) students at Sandy Spring Friends School employ a combination of traditional and progressive methods to master the Chinese language. Teacher Kexin Zhang believes that there are powerful technological tools to be taken advantage of in the modern era, but there is no replacement for human-to-human interaction in learning a new language. In […]
Sandy Spring Friends School
The Gift of Teaching
A teacher’s dream is to work for a school that creates curriculum that resonates and to see students grow through curiosity and self-confidence. At Applewild School, a K-8 independent, co-educational day school with a rigorous accelerated curriculum in Fitchburg, MA, these goals are more than attainable: they’re heartily encouraged. Todd Goodwin is a US History […]
Hutchison JK Girls Take a Scientific Approach to Valentine’s Day
In February, Hutchison junior kindergarten girls celebrated Valentine’s Day through the eyes of a scientist by learning about the characteristics of the human heart. After comparing the size and shape of a real human heart to the more familiar heart shapes they see around them on Valentine’s Day, the girls independently researched the functions of […]