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What is the Magic of the Inclusive School?

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As a parent, it is heartbreaking to watch your teen struggle through adolescence. As adults, we know adolescence is the trial and error period leading to adulthood. Learning to navigate the adolescent years is a critical step toward becoming a satisfied adult.  It is still difficult to stand by while watching teens question their role among their peers.

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What is Student Success and Who Is “Most Likely To Succeed?”

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If you haven’t yet seen the incredibly powerful documentary film, Most Likely to Succeed, I write today to humbly implore you to do so. To make it easy for those in Washington, D.C., Blyth-Templeton Academy is hosting a free screening at 7PM on Thursday, June 1st at the Miracle Theater in Capitol Hill (RSVP here). And for those not in D.C., hopefully you can find a screening near you here

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Film screening: "Most Likely To Succeed"

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“ ‘Most Likely To Succeed’  is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. The film inspires… audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing.

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Micro-Schools Focus on the Benefits of Small

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Education Week recently highlighted an increasing trend in private education, called Micro-schools. Harkening back to the early concept of the one-room schoolhouse, Micro-schools intentionally promote small class size to provide an environment where students and teachers know each other well and where flexibility in learning modalities is a given. These small schools specialize in hands-on and project-based learning and community collaboration.

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What Are the Best Ways for Teens to Learn?

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Despite the notion’s popularity, the truth is that students can’t be classified into categories like “visual learners” or “auditory learners.” The learning styles myth has been around a long time – and it’s helped push teachers and schools toward developing new kinds of curriculum – but that doesn’t make it true. What we know works, however, is that teens learn best when they’re engaged.

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