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 […]

Preschool Project Work Builds Curiosity by Donna Hutton

Preschool Project Work Builds Curiosity by Donna Hutton

How do you teach curiosity? Project work has some answers. Donna Hutton, Director of Preschool at The Lexington School helps us understand a world where asking questions leads children on an unparalleled path of exploration and discovery where we see that spark, the start of the desire to know more. That desire is what we […]

“Difficult Conversations,” a Presentation by Grace Newsome

“Difficult Conversations,” a Presentation by Grace Newsome

With the upcoming elections, there is much talk. There is talk on TV, online, on the radio, and around the dinner table. As an extension of their lives outside of school, kids talk at lunch, on the playground, and in their classrooms.  Information is everywhere, and often those sensitive topics make their way around circle […]

To Teach is to Learn. Faculty Development is a Top Priority at Great Schools.

To Teach is to Learn. Faculty Development is a Top Priority at Great Schools.

It’s the first day of school. Kids bounce into the classrooms, fresh from summer rest, happy to see their friends. The room is perfect. Cubbies are labeled, color-coded school supplies neatly stacked on desks; everything is in place for teaching and learning. So THIS is why the teachers come back so early? Not exactly. The days just […]