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Middle School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School, Teaching Insights

Four Examples of Learning Cohorts That Work

Learning Cohort at Rippowam Cisqua School

By Emily Hyland, Lower Campus Curriculum Coordinator In a previous blog, I wrote about Rippowam Cisqua School’s cohort model and how it drives our curricular reviews. I’ve received a lot of questions about exactly how we do it and so, I thought I’d share examples with our readers.  Example #1: Revising the schedule This year …

Elementary School, Middle School, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School, Teaching Insights

Why Great Teachers Never Stop Learning

For children to become curious life-long learners, they need adults around them that model good behavior. That’s why it’s important for educators to believe in one key principle — great teachers never stop learning.  This key principle drives the curriculum and culture at my school. As the Lower Campus Curriculum Coordinator at Rippowam Cisqua School, …

Academics, Elementary School, Middle School, Preschool, Service Learning

Learning to Serve: 12 Ideas for Children Age 3 to 15

Service learning is a critical part of your school’s curriculum because it incorporates real-world problems and invites students to develop solutions that can have a tremendous impact on their community. More specifically, service learning helps children: Create closer ties with local organizations and the people they serve Build empathy and understanding for diverse situations and …