#EarthDay2020: Celebrate and Share.

#EarthDay2020: Celebrate and Share.

It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has motivated a recognition and public voice for the state of the planet and public guidelines on ways to better care for it. This year because of the Coronavirus and social distancing, there will be no large picnics, festivals or concerts to attend, but […]

Keeping Physical Distance While Staying Physically Fit

Keeping Physical Distance While Staying Physically Fit

Picture a day at The Lexington School. Students and teachers move all day long in and out of their classrooms. Groupwork has kids on the floor, squatting, stretching to reach another piece of the puzzle. Frequent brain breaks, changing classes, running at recess, a long walk to lunch, a skip across the stage, a standing […]

Victory Gardens in the 21st Century: How 3D Printing May Save Lives [Video]

Victory Gardens in the 21st Century: How 3D Printing May Save Lives [Video]

Some are calling this movement the new victory gardens. As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, there is a world-wide effort through 3D printing that now, thanks to the painstaking work of Lexington School Art teacher Sarah Heller and community partners, has turned local, and 3D printed face shields are already making a difference.

A Global Mindset

A Global Mindset

The Brazilian lyricist and writer Paulo Coelho once said, “Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first, they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same […]

Read to Learn: The Three C’s, Part II

Read to Learn: The Three C’s, Part II

Winter Break at The Lexington School just happened. Some families took a vacation while others maintained a regular routine with a little bit of rest. Regardless of how they spent the time, it is highly likely TLS students still did some reading. Why would you read while on break? Because you WANT to! Inspiring our […]

Inspiring Reading with the Three C’s: Community, Competition, and Culmination

Inspiring Reading with the Three C’s: Community, Competition, and Culmination

When was the last time you picked up a book to read for pleasure? An actual hand-held book with paper pages? These days there are plenty of distractions that keep us from reading, even healthy ones like soccer, chess, or piano practice, dinner with the family, and a little outdoor play. Factor in the digital […]

Una’s November Podcast: The Learning Center Story

Una’s November Podcast: The Learning Center Story

Click the arrow below to hear the whole story:       The journey began eleven years ago with visionary Brutus Clay, dyslexic alum, parent, and board member, over dinner with then Head of School Chuck Baldecchi. Add a strong and thoughtful task force and passionate Director, Jane Childers, and The Learning Center was born. The […]

Time to Think Differently about Dyslexia [Video]

Time to Think Differently about Dyslexia [Video]

The Learning Center at The Lexington School is ten years old this year, and they are celebrating BIG. The video About Us by Us is part of a larger “Learning Differences Awareness Week” which included student-led assemblies, student talent (superpower) showcases, a birthday bash reception, and a nationally-acclaimed TED TALK speaker and dyslexia advocate from […]

Watershed Moments Build Curiosity

Watershed Moments Build Curiosity

It finally rained, and VOILA! there were raindrops, a puddle, and even a little mud. Amazing how three mundane things can inspire learning. It’s the curious mind of a four-year-old that makes it so. Looking out the window after months of dry pavement, seeing one’s reflection in a pool of water is a watershed moment […]

Una’s October Podcast: The Power of Moments

Una’s October Podcast: The Power of Moments

What do you remember most about a recent family trip? According to Dan and Chip Heath in their book The Power of Moments, you remember a PEAK and an END and the rest is a bit mixed in together. This month’s podcast talks about the moments we grab onto, what makes them extraordinary, and how we can […]