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Consider the ideal alternative in New Morning School, which prepares middle school students for any high school (larger or small) Some parents — and students — reach middle school and find a bit of trepidation for various reasons. Maybe a student needs more attention. Or perhaps, some students aren’t challenged enough and need an Read More
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NMS students badminton
Resilience. Fortitude. Kindness. Flexibility. Respect. As we start to look back at the pandemic, in the midst of the horror, there were important lessons learned at New Morning School and in homes throughout the world. First, last summer when parents raised concerns about their children wearing masks all day, I shared that kids are Read More
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Students typing on keyboards
I have read and evaluated more student assignments and essays in my day than I can count. I am not complaining. I willingly and enthusiastically accepted my fate as a language arts teacher many moons ago. Even after all these years, I am still thrilled by my students’ writing and eagerly look forward to Read More
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Mathematics in middle school
All animals can communicate, but human beings are the only creatures that have language, as it is scientifically defined. That’s because we are such complex social creatures. Children will sometimes wonder why they have to read and write in school, and I always eagerly respond that they have to because they get to – Read More
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Blog Happy Students
“Well done!  Your child has reached the teenage years.”  Those words open a letter I received today from my daughter’s doctor.  So far so good, are my thoughts.  Raising my children has always felt a bit like an experiment and I’m just a rookie scientist.   As I write this blog, my 15-year-old daughter Read More
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Computer technology
My children are now five years old now, and when they were tiny, I heard the same refrain from people we’d run into at the park, the store, school, or wherever. They’d say, “It goes so fast!” or “enjoy this age!” or “I remember when my kids were that age!”  I think about this Read More
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