What it Means to Have a Growth Mindset

Posted by Jennifer Peterson on Oct 17, 2019 2:33:06 PM

If you’re an educator or have been near an educational institution over the last few years, you’ve most likely heard the phrase ‘Growth Mindset.’ It seems to be the new buzz word as of late. But what exactly does it mean? And why is it so important? And if you don’t have one, how do you get one?

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Topics: elementary, high school, learners, middle school, success skills, growth mindset

Why Boys and Girls Learn Better Together In Coed Elementary School

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Aug 9, 2017 2:53:51 PM

It's no secret — boys and girls learn and develop differently. They have different behaviors and respond to different learning styles. But that doesn't mean they should learn separately in their most impressionable years.

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Topics: elementary, elementary school, coeducation, lower school, learners, coed, project-based learning

How to Choose the Right Elementary School for Your Child

Posted by Pat Barry on Mar 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Choosing the right school for your child(ren) can be one of the most important decisions you make as a parent. The school you select should – and will – play a pivotal role in the development of your child as they navigate through the most impressionable years of their lives.

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Topics: elementary, elementary school, admissions

4 Ways to Talk to Kids about the Election

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Oct 24, 2016 12:00:00 AM

November’s general election is one of the year’s greatest teachable moments. With candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who disagree – loudly – on practically every issue, we would be kidding ourselves if we thought children were not paying attention and discussing the election amongst themselves. But how do we (as teachers and parents) talk to them about the election in a way that can be constructive, educational and age-appropriate? Lower School social studies teachers Leslie Smith and Michael Manna compiled their helpful tips to keep in mind when talking to kids about the election:

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Topics: politiccs, election, voting, elementary