Middle School Archive

February 21, 2015

Learning Digital Citizenship

Happy Saturday, everyone!  The snow has begun to come down, so I hope you are all bundling up and enjoying the wintry weather.  Last Thursday, Ryan Dawson came to speak to parents about “Teens and Screens,” and I was glad to see many of you in attendance.  He has been a valuable... » read more
February 12, 2015

Learning How We Learn

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great day.  It has been fun to see many of you on campus for your parent-teacher conferences.  It’s hard to believe we are already six weeks into the second semester. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about teachers teaching teachers and... » read more
February 01, 2015

Misreading Emotions

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying this snowy day.  Of course I finally got around to washing my car yesterday, just in time for it to be snowed on today! I was glad to see many of you on Friday at the talk given by Mark Twarogowski, the Head of School at Denver Academy, about... » read more
January 26, 2015

Teachers Teaching Teachers Makes for Great Learning

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful January – the ups and downs of the weather have been crazy over the last couple of days.  But I take comfort in the fact that, slowly but surely, the days are getting longer again. The other day, I had the chance to sit in on a class... » read more
January 13, 2015

Product-Based Learning: Prototyping!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you had a fun-filled and restful vacation and a productive first week back.  Get ready for the whirlwind that is the second semester! I got a couple of days of skiing in – hoping for more over the next couple of months!  I’ve enjoyed being back in... » read more
December 19, 2014

School Exploration

Hello everyone, I hope you are excited for the winter break – I can’t believe it is already upon us.  Each year seems to go by faster than the last, and this has been no exception.  I feel like we were just watching advisory videos for orientation! For the last two days, I have... » read more
November 24, 2014

Being Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you are getting to spend some time with your families this week.  I am looking forward to checking in with students upon our return to hear about their time off.  Whether they are traveling to exotic locales or simply relaxing at home with a good... » read more
November 17, 2014

Why Parents Lose It with Their Kids

Happy Monday, everyone!   Can you believe this is the final week of school before Thanksgiving Break?  As each year passes, I become amazed at how quickly the time goes. This time of year can be stressful as we feel ourselves pulled in many different directions.  And,... » read more
November 01, 2014

Student-to-Student Mentoring

Happy day after Halloween, everyone!  Thank you so much for the amazing decorating job and phenomenal party.  The kids had a blast, and the place looked positively spooky!  The Halloween party is another great example of the many ways that we come together as a Middle School.... » read more
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