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What is Exhibition Day? A Look at a BTA Community Tradition

student-centered learning, experiential learning

 Every school has traditions and customs that make it unique: a school song, an annual spirit week, or a regular service project.

These special traditions help create a school community that feels like a family, united around common memories and a common effort to grow and learn together. For Blyth-Templeton Academy in D.C., our favorite community traditions include something we call Exhibition Day.

Keep reading as we explore what Exhibition Day is, how it brings out the best in our students, and what it means for our larger community of BTA parents, friends, and supporters in the D.C....

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A Teacher's Take on Place-Based Education (Nashville Edition)

experiential learning, community service

Place-based education is a learning model that emphasizes the incorporation of community resources and spaces into the daily life of school children. 

For many parents and prospective students, it's tough to visualize what this means concretely. 

In this post, you'll learn all about what place-based education in Nashville looks like from my perspective as the head of Blyth-Templeton Academy in Nashville.

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The Importance of a Learner-Driven Community at the High School Level

experiential learning, adolescent development

For most adults, thinking about our teenage years brings back powerful and distinct memories--memories of a first job, a first relationship, a significant class where you fell in love with a topic, a tough family situation, an identity crisis.

These memories and experiences from adolescence go on to shape our adult lives in significant ways.

In the same way that your first heartbreak may have taught you a lot about relationships, your high school learning environment shaped the way you tackle challenges, think through tough problems, learn and retain information, ask questions, collaborate...

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What Are The Advantages of Project Based Learning?

student-centered learning, experiential learning

“Project based learning transforms students by inspiring them to think differently about themselves as learners, collaborators, and leaders.” Buck Institute for Education

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Want to Engage Students in Problem Solving?

experiential learning, service learning

Project based learning (PBL) is a dynamic approach that is used both in the classroom and the outside community. Students actively explore real-world problems and challenges, many of their own choosing, in which they engage in an extended investigation that leads to deeper learning competencies.

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