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?
Kindergarten teacher Katelyn Ewing explains how her students are planting a tower garden in their classroom. The kindergarten classroom continued its lesson in learning about plants and life, adding seedlings to its tower garden. Arugula, bibb lettuce, gourmet lettuce, rainbow chard, cucumber, kale and basil seeds were carefully added to tower garden. The class … Continue reading Kindergarten plants tower garden in classroom
I recently attended a conference offering sessions delving deep into the idea of learning. A simple word, but an incredibly complex concept when you really think about it. Jenny Bennett, a teacher and presenter at the 2018 ISACS Conference defined seven qualities that make a learner great. Learners think, reflect, are determined, connect, question, … Continue reading Question, wonder are important elements to learning | Katelyn Ewing
While perusing the shelves of the elementary library, I came across a children’s novel that I had forgotten about. Instantly, I was flooded with warm memories of The Tale of Despereaux. If you’re not familiar with this children's book-turned animated film, let me fill you in. This story follows the adventures of a smaller … Continue reading Blog: What stories are your kids being told? | Katelyn Ewing