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
Our nation’s capitol means many things to many people: a city of rich historical tradition, the home of important policy and cultural conversations, a popular tourist destination, a place with international power and significance.
For us at Blyth-Templeton Academy DC, Washington, D.C. is our home and community, the location of our founding school, and the ideal type of city for our specialized place-based education model to take root.
In this post, we explain what place-based education looks like in the city of D.C. and how our students take advantage of this city’s vast resources for...Read More