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  1. Apr 27, 2017

    The A.I.R. at Wellington

    For hundreds of thousands of students, A.I.R. stands for the hours and days of seat time devoted to filling in bubbles on a test required of all Ohio public schools this year. The data from A.I.R. tests is currently being fed into a gigantic system designed to grade schools on how well they are preparing […]

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  2. Apr 19, 2017

    A STEM Bubble Collapse?

    When consumers purchase homes or stock, they hope the value of those assets appreciate. This economic scenario defines a price increase in response to rising intrinsic value. If exuberant market behavior drives higher demand and cost, with constant or even dropping value, the asset experiences inflation. When this practice yields a trend, economists describe the […]

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  3. Apr 06, 2017

    Flipping the Classroom

    I have employed the “flipped classroom” teaching technique for several years now; meaning new material in my freshmen and sophomore chemistry classes is introduced through instructional lessons that I have recorded and posted on YouTube. A typical assignment would be to watch a video lesson and take notes. Subsequent class time would then be used […]

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  4. Mar 29, 2017

    Being a Girl ROX

    Be assertive. Redefine what is beautiful. Be a leader. These are just some of the messages that Wellington’s 5th grade girls learned, practiced, and made their own during Ruling Our eXperiences, or ROX, this year. This special group will be the first in Wellington history to participate in the full 20 week curriculum which included […]

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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