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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, …

Child Development, Featured, Middle School, Rippowam Cisqua School, Teaching Insights

How Teaching Creatively Impacts a Child’s Brain

Dr. Iman Rasti holds many roles at Rippowam Cisqua School. In addition to being a classroom teacher, he’s the Co-Director of our Wellness Initiative and member of the School’s Creativity Cohort. Dr. Rasti not only shares his expertise with his school colleagues but also with the wider educational community. He recently wrote an article for The Creativity …