Christine Jansen at New Morning School, elementary classroom.

Hands-On Learning engages all learners | Christine Jansen

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 … Continue reading Hands-On Learning engages all learners | Christine Jansen

Students in Red Cedar River

Students release salmon into river, continue life cycle

https://youtu.be/xO2nfON-E6Q Project FISH Coordinator Mark Stephens provides information during New Morning School's salmon release at Ferguson Park in Okemos, MI. A yearlong study of the lifecycle of salmon concluded with a field trip to the Red Cedar River in Okemos, MI. -- the last stop before the salmon reach their ultimate destination of Lake … Continue reading Students release salmon into river, continue life cycle

Kindergarten has openings for the 2019-2020 school year at NMS.

Enrollment inquiries always welcome; schedule a tour

New Morning School accepts enrollment inquiries for all levels throughout the year. We encourage anyone interested in a unique, personalized education by contacting us to learn more or to schedule a weekday tour of our school. Tour our school (with or without your child, although a visit including your child prior to enrollment is … Continue reading Enrollment inquiries always welcome; schedule a tour

The Importance of Natural Movement | Paul Hanna

My family did some traveling this summer. We listened to lots of toddler-curated music, but we also had the opportunity to catch an audiobook we loved -- “Movement Matters” by Katy Bowman. I recommend this book. The book is a collection of essays written by the movement scientist (specifically a “biomechanist”), who believes a … Continue reading The Importance of Natural Movement | Paul Hanna

Middle school students break down barriers with early outings

Incorporating a fresh batch of former elementary students with an already-established group of middle schoolers goes better when everyone gets to know each other. That was the impetus for a pair of early team-building field trips taken by the middle school class. Starting Sept. 11 with a trip to the Howell Nature Center, the … Continue reading Middle school students break down barriers with early outings