With a motto that includes“using the city as a classroom,” we are committed to giving our staff the tools they need to lead our students in a truly experiential learning model next year. One way we’ve done this is by challenging the traditional model of professional development that says to “sit in the seat and listen to the leader.” Instead, we are learning experientially as we prepare for the new school year.Read More
Did you know April is National Library Month, a celebration of the important contributions made by our nation's libraries and library workers? This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” highlighting the value of academic, public, and school libraries across the country.Read More
Although there’s a lot a talk about student engagement at schools, disengagement is of equal concern for middle and 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.Read More
We know that the stakes feel high when it comes to education. Parents and students are often worrying about college options and career paths from the very beginning of the educational journey.
Education is ultimately about helping each and every child thrive. The test scores and the college offers and the career paths will unfold naturally before the student who is passionate, engaged in learning, and confident in their own ability to learn and grow.
How do you encourage students in these qualities? You put them in a personalized, student-centered classroom environment. Keep reading as we...Read More
If you are new to the idea of experiential learning, it can be tough to visualize what the school day looks like at Blyth-Templeton Academy. In our Day in the Life series, we present descriptive stories and visuals in order to help you picture what it would be like for your child to become a part of our small, student-centered environment.
Sarah stops by the Little Pearl for a cup of coffee on her way to school from the Eastern Market Metro Station, feeling refreshed and excited about the day ahead. When she had gone to public school, she had had so much homework that she often stayed up...Read More