All STEAMed Up!

    Currently, STEM, STEAM, STREAM, are very popular phrases in education.  As we look towards the future, it is these fields which offer the most growth and opportunity.  At first, educators talked about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and then …
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    Kindness Book Club

    Last year, Dr. Hays and I teamed up to offer a morning book club for 1st and 2nd graders, which centered on books about kindness and friendship.  The members enjoyed it so much that we decided to offer it again …
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    KPS Literacy Assessments

    What do you think of when someone says, “ASSESSMENTS”? This is the first question I asked at the recent PS Parent Coffee on November 15th. Parents responded with the words: test, anxiety, grading, fear, stress, judgment. And yes, when most …
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    The Value of Close Listening

    “If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.”                — Turkish saying This quote is important to me because now in our culture SPEAKING seems to be gold and listening is pretty much non-existence.  Everyone is racing to be heard – …
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    Fostering Curiosity & Imagination

    At Kent Place, we know the importance of integrating the arts into the regular classroom instruction to engage and motivate students.   The key to appreciation and application of the arts is the cultivation of a growth or an imagination mindset, an …
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