List of 20 news stories.

  • Ten Tips from Teachers to Encourage Successful Distance Learning

    written by: Erin Wynne, Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement

    Distance learning can have its share of challenges, but students can succeed with the right tools.  Check out these tips for learning at home.

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  • Find the Joy in Reading

    written by: Caryl Rice, Reading Teacher at Eagle Hill School

     
    Find joy in reading – every day! #Classroombookaday promotes the goal of reading aloud a picture book every day of the school year to students of any age.
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  • The Language of Math: Using SWI to teach Math Vocabulary

    written by: Nancy Martin, EHS Reading Department Chair
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    In this blog, learn how Structured Word Inquiry can help students understand the language of Math.
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  • Near Pixar-Quality Images Emerging from Animation Class

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey



    In this blog post, Eagle Hill Students are learning how to create Pixar-quality animation techniques. Check out some of their professional quality work!
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  • Accepted to College—Now What!

    written by: Jed Geary, Director of College Counseling

     
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  • Supporting Your Child with Diverse Learning Profiles

    written by: Tina Gregory, guest blogger for Eagle Hill School

     

    Children all learn differently. In this blog post, Tina Gregory offers ideas how to better support your child and equip them with the tools that they will need to succeed.
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  • Organic Entrepreneurship

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey



    Bringing Students' Original Ideas to the World

    In this blog, discover how by setting "traps" to catch students in the act of creating original ideas, they often develop into a process called Organic Entrepreneurship.
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  • Discovering New Math and Hidden Talents at Our Public Puzzle Board

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey



    Discovering New Math and Hidden Talents at Our Public Puzzle Board

    Eagle Hill students work on solving all types of puzzles on the Puzzle Board and it has turned out to be a place of pure enjoyment!
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  • New Educational Software for Learning Diverse Students

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey



    Eagle Hill students are filling the gaps with educational software.
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  • Spatial Thinkers Will Literally Help Re-MAKE the World

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey

    When a spatially-gifted student encounters 3D design software for the first time, it can be life-changing.
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  • Reinforcing Grammar with Computer Programming

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey



    How can computer programming reinforce grammar and other skills?  Dr. McCaffrey explains how his Introduction to Coding with Python class is writing programs to generate grammatical sentences.

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  • Creating the Adjacent Possible

    written by: Dr. Michael Riendeau, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs


    Dr. Riendeau discusses the idea of the adjacent possible as a way to understand creativity and the vision behind the design for the PJM STEM Center and academic complex.
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  • Communicating With Your Teen

    written by: Max Schaefer, EHS '10


    Communicating with your teen may seem impossible at times. However, interacting with your child doesn’t have to be too complicated. Here are some tips to communicate more effectively and help build a stronger relationship.
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  • What are YOUR Goals for Summer?

    written by: Eagle Hill School


    Summer is just around the corner!  It's not too late to start making plans to keep the momentum going while still enjoying summer vacation.
     
    This blog discusses ways students with learning differences can keep learning when school is over, without ruining summer (because everyone needs a break).
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  • What I Hope To See in the New Makerspace

    written by: Thomas W. Gaskill Jr., Science Teacher and Robotics Coach
     
     
    Eagle Hill School's state-of-the-art STEM building opening in September 2019, will include new makerspaces. We are currently redeveloping classes and reimagining opportunities that might now exist in the new space. In addition, many courses, not only in science, but other areas of study will incorporate more technology into their curricula and use the makerspace to execute these objectives.    
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  • Teaching and Learning in the Adhocratic School

    written by: Dr. Matthew Kim, English Department Chair


    This blog reviews the radical notion that learning disabilities are not found in the individual but are actually a societal construct that aims to fit people into a bureaucratic structure where they are either abled or disabled. Adhocracy brings collaborative endeavors back into the teaching and learning relationship.
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  • Every Student Can Read - Unique Approaches to Teaching Reading

    written by: Nancy Martin, English Department Chair



    Teaching to a student's strength requires knowing how a student learns best. This blog highlights some of the unique approaches Eagle Hill uses to help students develop a lifelong passion for reading.
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  • Remember, It's Their College Years, Not Yours

    written by: Jed Geary, Director of College Counseling
    As the recent college admissions scandal continues to unfold, I find myself intrigued by all the moral, ethical, and legal layers involved. I am shocked and saddened by this scandal. As an educator I want to prevent the students and parents I work with from ever having a mindset that would place them in a situation where this type of behavior would ever be a consideration.

    This article featured on March 16th in the The Wall Street JournalRemember, It's Their College Years, Not Yours—by Sue Shellenbarger, is a great start to helping parents be more introspective as they consider the college search and application process with (not for) their children. 

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  • Assistive Technology in the Classroom

    written by: Nancy Martin, Reading Department Chair



    At Eagle Hill, we are firm believers in the use of assistive technology. Assistive technology tools can help teachers more effectively engage and empower diverse learners. In this blog, we will demystify some of the misconceptions of using AT in the classroom.
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  • Reading More through Independent Reading

    written by: Nancy Martin, Reading Department Chair


    Tips to Improve Reading Skills in Students with Dyslexia


    As humans, we tend to enjoy activities that come naturally or easily. So how do we encourage students with dyslexia to read? We have some tips to improve reading skills in students with dyslexia.
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Learning Diversity is a blog hosted by Eagle Hill School where educators, students, and other members of the LD community regularly contribute posts and critical essays about learning and living in spaces that privilege the inevitability of human diversity.

The contributors of Learning Diversity come together to engage our readers from a variety of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, biological sciences and mathematics, athletics, and residential life. Embracing learning diversity means understanding and respecting our students as whole persons.


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