An Independent Episcopal Day School for Ages 3 Through 12th Grade in Burlington, New Jersey



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REWORKING HOMEWORK

Matthew Gorman, Mathematic Department / September 1

Early in my teaching career, my practices mirrored the popular belief that a rigorous and prestigious academic program should have an abundance of challenging homework each and every night for its students. The thought was that the more work assigned to students outside of school hours, the more...

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THE NEUROLOGICAL ANSWER IS AN UNQUALIFIED YES

Jordan Bennett, Upper School English / August 1

Technology integration is one of the most important areas that both students and parents frequently suggest is critical for teachers to focus on in the classroom. As a teacher of writing, what does that mean for me? Am I to abandon the hardcover book? How much to embrace web-based...


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THERE IS NOTHIN' LIKE YOUR BRAIN

Dr. Shelley Zuckerman, Director of Upper School Choir and Lower School Music / July 1

Every year on the first day of choir, students pour into the choir room and pile their backpacks on the table. They come in like they’re coming home to something familiar and fresh but also new. They breathe in the bird’s-eye view of the river and, a-buzz with excitement...


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TO ENGAGE STUDENTS, GIVE THEM MEANINGFUL CHOICES IN THE CLASSROOM

Kristin Rusinko, Second Grade Teacher and Lower School S.T.E.A.M. Facilitator / June 1

“You get to have an idea to make up your own [activity], and I think that’s pretty cool.” says Second Grader Rocco during a recent classroom discussion. We are talking about a new learning activity during reading time - choice boards, or “think-tac-toe,” and Rocco and his....


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IS THAT MASS? OR IS THAT METERS?

Michael Russell, Chair of Mathematics and Science Departments / May 1

“I get the concepts, but I don’t know where to start in this problem.” This is a common complaint I hear from students in my Physics classes. Though they feel confident in their ability to describe concepts and terms, students are stumped by the challenge of quantitatively applying those same concepts and terms through...



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