School Spirit Raises Spirits, Scores, and More [Video]

School Spirit Raises Spirits, Scores, and More [Video]

Whether it’s a “Tailgate”, a pep rally, or a full day of games, there are many reasons why saving time for school spirit makes a difference no matter the age and stage of your students. In other words, you don’t have to be a high school or college to celebrate each other and your overall […]

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi This New York Times Magazine article from September 7, 2017, was the most compelling and inspiring article regarding Independent Schools I have read in a long while. The author of the article, Mosi Secret, did an incredible amount of research […]

7 Main Ingredients for a Healthy School Lunch

7 Main Ingredients for a Healthy School Lunch

It’s late summer at The Lexington School, no kids around to feed or watch grow, but there’s plenty of action in the school garden. Ripe tomatoes are hanging heavy on their vines, watermelons get plumper by the day, and the covered yeast is protecting its own culture to feed loaves and loaves of homemade rye […]

Mary Beers Series Gives Teachers Real Ideas for Tomorrow [Video]

Mary Beers Series Gives Teachers Real Ideas for Tomorrow [Video]

It’s late in the afternoon on a Tuesday. Thirty five preschool teachers are on the floor of Lori Barnett’s art room, their bodies bent halfway into empty, plastic, baby swimming pools. It’s likely these teachers have been hanging out on the floor most of their day with little ones who need their undivided attention, yet […]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

What is an outdoor adventure to you? It could be running out of gas and walking a mile to the nearest station or digging a hole for a fence post and hitting a pipe that shouldn’t be hit. It might mean lying on wet grass in the backyard on a warm summer night looking up […]

Capstone Project: A Meaningful Collaboration [Video]

Capstone Project: A Meaningful Collaboration [Video]

Merriam-Webster Definition of capstone. 1 : a coping stone : coping. 2 : the high point : crowning achievement. The capstone of her career. The Lexington School definition of Capstone. 1 : research project.  2 : performance 3 : meaningful and true collaboration.  What does it mean to collaborate? And how do you teach kids to do it well? People […]

Operation S.E.N.D Delivers Socks and Smiles [Video]

Operation S.E.N.D Delivers Socks and Smiles [Video]

“It’s hot in the desert, and when you can’t do laundry, your feet WILL get a little stinky. That’s when a fresh pair of socks can make all the difference in the world!” Major John Harvey sits in a chair surrounded by first graders at The Lexington School. He’s Calvin’s dad and he’s here to […]

Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I often think about the sacrifices my ancestors made so I could be here today. I think about the courage it took them to leave their homeland and sail to the New World. I am 50% Italian, 25% German, and 25% English. Sir William Morton and Lady Anne Smyth arrived in the early 1600s in […]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

The Wonders of Water: A Tale of PK Project Work [Photos]

QUESTION: “Why does it rain?” Do you know the answer off the top of your head? We COULD search the internet. “Just Google it.” Thousands of people have studied weather and rain for thousands of years, and thousands of articles are on the web. Easy to find the answer. What if a four year old […]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Solving the World’s Problems One Design at a Time [Video]

Think of a problem that needs solving. It could be big or it could be small–world hunger or how to lace your shoes for more efficient tying. All problems large and small require thoughtful solutions, and thoughtful solutions require learning how to think in a unique and strategic way. How do you define the problem, […]