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Blyth-Templeton Academy

Blyth-Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It offers an academically rigorous 9-12th-grade high school curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration. The small class sizes ensure that each student has a front row seat in classes with an average size of 8. Our model combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with great teaching that allows our students to flourish. Schedule a visit soon.
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Who Benefits in a Student-Centered Learning Classroom?

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In the traditional classroom, a teacher is in charge of the curricular goals for the day and provides content in a lecture-style format. How does that teacher know if the goals are met? Typically, some form of graded work product is used to assess the level of comprehension. While this method may work fine for some students, many others are left behind.

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What Happens When Your Teen is Disengaging at School?

Although there’s a lot a talk about student engagement at schools, disengagement is of equal concern for high school students. Unlike engagement, disengagement happens slowly, over a matter of weeks or months. At first, it may seem like a phase. A test is blown, a homework assignment forgotten. But soon these small details start to add up and, before you know it, there’s a problem. 

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A Better Way to Prevent Bullying at School?

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Bullying is the invisible menace in our society. It’s a pervasive problem that takes hold in schools and on playgrounds, through social media, and at work. We know the effects are detrimental and long-lasting, often causing self-esteem issues and feelings of worthlessness that can accompany people well into adulthood. But it’s not so easy to spot.

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What Is Experiential Learning and How Does It Work?

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“Learn by doing.”

This phrase has gained traction in the education world in the past few decades. One example, project-based learning, is becoming more widely used in classrooms throughout the country. However, not all educators are on board. 

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What is Student Centered Learning and Can It Help My Teen?

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A primary goal of education is to prepare students to be engaged citizens, with the ability to use their gifts and talents to provide goods and services that benefit our society. To do this, students must have the tools and space to learn about their unique set of skills, while also gaining knowledge and awareness about the social context in which they live. Student centered learning facilitates the opportunity for students to engage in this kind of exploration and skill development.

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