Successful learning in school is often equated to sitting up straight in a desk. However, that is simply not the case. Students are actually able to concentrate on their classwork in a variety of ways. At New Morning School in Plymouth, MI, students are provided the opportunity to sit at tables, desks, even on the … Continue reading The many ways of sitting attentively for learning
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
At New Morning School, our community of parents and teachers believe that our children should receive the most comprehensive and hands-on education possible. With the active involvement of parents and volunteers, our philosophy of participation has allowed us to not only minimize our families’ expenses, but to also teach our students the importance of … Continue reading The Co-Op Experience: What does it involve?
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” Cynthia Occelli I heard this quote while driving a few weeks ago, and it stayed with me. What a … Continue reading Getting messy in order to grow; by Marisa Downs