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List of 3 news stories.

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    By Betsy Flynn Learning Support, Diversity Coordinator and Special Projects Coordinator
    For the past five years, students in Kindergarten through grade five here at Renbrook School have participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge inspired by Nirvan Mullick’s film, Caine’s Arcade. Each year, the children, divide into teams and are given the task of designing and building something mostly out of cardboard. They’ve created arcade games, a metropolis, and playgrounds for a guinea pig.
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  • Why Project Based Learning?

    by Julie Schlossinger, Lower School Head
    Can you recall the projects you completed as a child in your school? Perhaps you made an instrument for music class, or a diorama for English class, or composed an oral presentation about a U.S. President. While assignments like these can be engaging, you probably don't remember the specifics of what you learned, and there’s a good reason why. These types of projects only touched the surface of learning because they were not presented as a means to solving an authentic problem, which we now know is one of the keys to making learning memorable and relevant.
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  • Our Brains at Positive

    by Julie Schlossinger, Lower School Head
    During this year’s faculty in-service days at Renbrook, I presented the lower school teachers with a TED Talk titled, “The Happy Secret to Better Work” by psychologist, Shawn Achor.  Shawn is a quick-witted, passionate storyteller with an overall helpful message to anyone who is looking to become more productive in their work.  
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