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  1. Mar 22, 2017

    Travelling Abroad Leaves Lasting Impact

    The Wellington School recognizes the critical importance of developing our students’ worldview not through academic study alone but also with travel and immersion in cultures beyond their own. By providing opportunities to explore different countries and spend quality time with people from around the world, Wellington enriches students’ understanding of global issues. This spring, three […]

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  2. Mar 08, 2017

    Why I Teach

    Teachers dream of moments in the day when they can look at a group of students and be in awe. In awe that the lessons they planned brought their students here. In awe of a school where true learning is taking place. In awe of students taking risks and making mistakes. In awe of the […]

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  3. Feb 28, 2017

    Engagement Grants Lead to New Paths in Learning

    If you’ve talked to me for more than a few minutes about the challenges impeding American education, you surely have heard me blast the overuse of high-stakes standardized testing. While sometimes a useful diagnostic tool in a carefully constructed context, standardized testing in the United States has become the goal of education, rather than a […]

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  4. Feb 22, 2017

    Research-Guided Learning Cultivates a Community of Scientists 

    Independent Science Research (ISR) involves upper school students developing and implementing a capstone project in consultation with faculty in the science department. The expectation in the program is for each participant to be a part of experimental design, data collection, and data analysis as well as find an outside research expert in the field of […]

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  5. Feb 15, 2017

    Making Time for Quiet 

    Do you sometimes feel as though the only words that carry any strength are those that are loud; that the thoughts behind those words are less important than their decibels and flash? I’m quite sure I’m not alone when thinking that my fellow humans, in our Snapchat, Twitter world, need to slow down and think […]

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  6. Feb 09, 2017

    Let’s Talk Math

    Mathematics is a subject of great importance to parents and teachers alike as a skill-set for success in life but often can be approached with fear, frustration, and even loathing by many adults and students.  As a studio art major raised by an engineer, I have lived this tension up close within my family. Math […]

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  7. Feb 01, 2017

    The Marketplace of Ideas

    I am largely a product of the 1980s. The first song that I requested on the radio was “Jump” from Van Halen’s classic “1984” (I was 11 years old). At one point I had a gigantic Swatch watch wall clock in my bedroom, and my favorite video game was Atari’s “River Raid.” In the theaters […]

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  8. Jan 24, 2017

    Bringing Math to Life

    Student engagement is key to a successful classroom. Projects that organically draw a student’s interest allow for a natural course of learning. Our goal as educators is to empower students with the confidence to leverage their real-world experiences and impact the world as innovative thinkers and global leaders. We have to give them opportunities to […]

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