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 […]
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 […]
By now, many have experienced some aspect of our ONE School project whether it’s a walk down the hallway of the new Academic Center or a visit to the Dining Hall for lunch. The spaces are new, contemporary, and beautiful. A quick visit establishes awe. A longer visit engenders respect for how powerful these new […]
When was the last time you took a trip to the card catalog? According to a 2015 Smithsonian Magazine article, it has been a while and it is officially over. In fact, a full generation has never laid its hands on those soft, over-handled, yellowed cards some of us remember as opening up the world. […]
DAY EIGHT COMPLETE Pack and Play There are so many teaching moments on this trip, but one of our favorites is that everywhere you go you can pretty much find something beautiful and adventurous about that place. All it takes is a spirit of curiosity and vision. Today was the perfect example. We took […]
Remember your first research paper? Hours and hours in the library, toiling over card catalogs and microfiche, scavenging the racks for sources to support your thesis, notecard after notecard written and categorized about topic on which you had little interest. Certainly, if you are a middle school student in The Learning Center at The Lexington […]
Building creativity, building curiosity, building confidence in STEM…this is not new to The Lexington School. Rather, STEM education has been here all along, and it happens in preschool through 8th grade every single day in classes and throughout the school in ways you might not expect.
Proving meaning and purpose in math for all students is the goal. Teaching strong foundational math skills while engaging students in a creative understanding of how those skills translate into real world math is the practice. Building a lifelong love of learning is the reality. That’s just how fourth grade does it.
What do we know about construction? There’s a lot of it going on at TLS right now, and it’s not just outside. In sixth grade, constructing projects based upon freeform research on topics of personal interest builds practical learning skills and provides evidence that finding a passion is a fluid endeavor. OAK projects shows kids that building a passion might just be better than following one.
Walk into the Fine Arts wing on November 3rd at 10:00 A.M., and you will see something you don’t see many places–It’s Prospective Family Day, and the kids are running the show. Sure, it’s typical for students to give tours around schools–colleges and high schools maybe. At TLS, the guides are seventh and eighth graders who […]