James Watson, one of our founders and our lead Math/Science teacher, said the other day that we ignore our own milestones at our peril, and last Thursday was a milestone that has been a long time coming: our first meeting of our inaugural batch of students, their families, and a few prospectives.
Check ’em out!
This summer, they’re reading Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, and Melissa Fay Greene’s The Temple Bombing, and doing an entrepreneurial challenge. And they’re blogging about all of it with their teachers and with each other.
Envisioning a Brighter Future
Check out this group of schools out in the San Francisco Bay area that are experimenting with innovative techniques to teach not just academic skills, but the core 21st century skills we talk about all the time at The New School. Skills like working collaboratively, communicating effectively, and responding quickly to change.
We’re already getting calls and emails about information sessions in the fall. Stay tuned. We’ll have a schedule up by the time school starts up on August 11. Only 67 days to go! We can’t wait!