At New Morning School, our teaching method encourages a mindset that has prepared our students for the coronavirus and beyond. Out of necessity this year, teachers, students and parents were introduced to the concept of online schooling. Traditional learning had to quickly pivot to accommodate the concept of online school for kids. While many … Continue reading How does nurturing independent learning and creative thinking help our students during COVID-19?
The challenges faced with at-home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic are three-fold. They affect not only the students, but parents and also the teachers. It's important to understand what makes successful remote learning at the elementary school level. We should recognize how the teaching and learning methods at New Morning School in Plymouth, MI. … Continue reading The best way to provide at-home learning during COVID-19
Hello to all members of the NMS artists colony! This week we are taking an adventure, exploring the art of digital photography. Of course this is not new to most of you, I’m guessing you have snapped a picture or two. But let's learn some basics and then try some new things! What … Continue reading Art Blog | This week, take (and share) your photography
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, … Continue reading Blog: It’s not your job to entertain your kids | Elaine Kennedy
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 … Continue reading Following curiosity; authentic learning | Ashley O’Brien
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 … Continue reading Tips for thriving during Winter Break | Linda Hyde