FlexFridays Take Learning Beyond the Classroom
Every Friday, FlexSchool students participate in a series of experiential, hands-on learning opportunities through speakers, field trips, and programming. “FlexFridays” are an essential part of the school’s core values: to have schools embedded in the community and to discover the interconnectedness of everything. Earlier this year, math teacher Michael Steiner, a former Wall Street commodities […]
A River, A Bridge, A Lighthouse
The Lower School campus of Riverdale Country School is situated next to the Hudson River. Kindergarteners explore the river’s ecosystem and learn about its features, including the George Washington Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse. This project inspired Helena Garrabou-Vancells and Maia Shulman, who teach movement and mindfulness to the children. What if the children […]
The Lindy 500: Imagination on Wheels
Some great ideas cruise to glory. Others, well, they can veer off course. At the third annual Lindy 500 kinetic sculpture race at Riverdale Country School, designers put their concepts to the test. A DNA replica propelled by fifth graders in operating scrubs streaked across the field. A pirate ship drew admiration for its craftsmanship […]
Students at Woodland School Share Advice on Creating Lasting Impact in the World
Students at Woodland School in Portola Valley, California, a preschool through eighth grade school, culminate their final year with a year-long interdisciplinary project known as Capstone. In this video, students explain Capstone and give share advice for other kids interested in creating lasting impact in the world.
Freshmen Entrepreneurship Flourishes
A new Entrepreneurship class for Principia Upper School freshmen has unleashed a spirit of innovation. In this semester-long class, students identify and set up both for-profit and social enterprises—while developing a range of skills that will benefit them in all areas of life, not just in business. “Writing and developing other communication skills are essential […]
Why We Implemented Singapore Math in the Lower School
Ranney School integrated Math in Focus, a Singapore-math based approach, in its Lower School in 2015-16. Just two years later, after nearly 500 years of teaching training, we are seeing amazing results.
Students at Woodland School in Portola Valley, CA Standup Against Bullying
Together, with their teachers, Woodland School students signed a pledge to be “upstanders,” not bystanders. When a local school experienced a bomb threat, they chose to stand up and speak out against this and other types of bullying. Will you join them?
Middle School “Strangers” Become Friends in Global Exchange
November is a particularly busy time at Asia Pacific International School (APIS), whose mission is to educate “students who are able to bridge the gap between the East and the West, and are ready to welcome the challenges of the New Pacific Century.” That’s when their co-ed boarding school campus in Hauula, Hawaii, joyfully welcomes […]
Long-Established Exchange Program Lets Students Explore Varied Cultures, Develop New Perspectives
Every spring for the last 20 years, Oak Hill School teacher Armando Morales escorts a group of 10-15 Spanish language students (grades 7-12) to his hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico, in the heart of the Sierra Madre. They’re welcomed into local families and, with their new Mexican brothers and sisters, go to the same middle school—Benito […]
Kent School First Grade Students Write Persuasively
Cheryl Plummer, First Grade teacher at Kent School in Chestertown, MD incorporated many teaching methods and learning opportunities into a request for a new classroom rug. Students wrote persuasive arguments using their weekly vocabulary words. They determined how large the new rug should to accommodate next year’s class by conducting interviews with the Admission Office. […]
“The Woman in Gold” Offers a Golden Learning Opportunity in Collaboration
“Once the past has been put to right, we will not have come here in vain…We should be reunited with what is rightfully ours.” These are the powerful words of Maria Altman, a woman whose story we become well-acquainted with in my Spanish IV Honors and Spanish IV Regular classes. Altman was an ordinary citizen […]
Milton Hershey School Students Use Technology to Enhance Educational Experience
Milton Hershey School has developed an Educational Technology Plan with the foundation of creating student-centered learning environments that are rich in problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity. Your child’s learning experience will be enhanced through the use of technology throughout his or her career at Milton Hershey School. In an ongoing effort to ensure our students […]