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I’ve been thinking about this topic for a few days. We are in the early days of “shelter in place.” It is a challenging time. In my role as Head of School at New Morning School, I’m receiving by email every promotion by every company offering school curriculum. They’re all screaming – it’s free, Read More
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A student hand drew a diagram showcasing the symptoms of the Ebola virus. She did a great job. It was clear. It was informative. But as her teachers, Ms. Linda and I thought it would be a good idea to recreate it on a computer. It would look professional that way. So, as an Read More
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This is the time of year, the week before Winter Break, when both students and teachers are eagerly anticipating those imagined languid days of sleeping in, staying up late and having no other agenda than doing absolutely nothing, or everything, according to one’s choosing. Too often, however, this imagined utopia of free time becomes Read More
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Happy Fall! I’m writing this month’s blog to offer two high-quality media recommendations for families as we dive in to the school year — a podcast “The Curious Kid,” and a PBS show, “Molly of Denali.” Read on to learn more about why these might be good programs for your family!  ‘Curious Kid Podcast’ Read More
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Recently I made a decision as a parent that left me shook. When I say I was shook, I’m referring to not only my parenting style, but the core of so many of my ideas about life, that I find so important; freedom and failure – prime elements of risk taking. Before I go Read More
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Christine Jansen at New Morning School, elementary classroom.
Hands-on Learning is very important to learning and part of our classroom every day. Hands-on Learning is learning by the process of doing. This idea became popular in the early 1950s and was backed by famous psychologists like Jean Piaget, Kurt Lewin and John Dewey. It can also be called Experiential Learning. Experiential Learning quickly Read More
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