Prepared for remote learning: How one student thrived

Exactly how does attending an intimate learning environment like New Morning School in Plymouth, MI. prepare a student for a larger school?   In the case of Greyson, he found the skills he acquired while attending New Morning through seventh grade served him well in a new school with a much different learning environment. … Continue reading Prepared for remote learning: How one student thrived

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How does nurturing independent learning and creative thinking help our students during COVID-19?

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?

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

Get up and move: Words to embrace at school, in the workplace

"Quit moving around. You need to sit down." Who hasn't heard those words at some point in their life? Often, memories of that go back to childhood, when excitable young learners feel the need to burn off some energy. However, maybe it's not so much about burning off energy; rather, it's the need to … Continue reading Get up and move: Words to embrace at school, in the workplace