#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,...

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...

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,...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...