15 Problem Solving Tips from Shipley's First Grade

Posted by Shipley on May 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM

As part of a recent lesson, Shipley first graders shared problems they've encountered and how they solved them. These are their tips!

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Topics: Lower School

An Unexpected Lesson: A Shipley Teacher Re-Learns to Read

Posted by Kevin Clouse on Apr 27, 2017 2:00:15 PM

Picture this: there’s an instructor at the front of the class, and she’s teaching students how to read.

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Topics: Academics, Lower School

5 Ways to Help Kids Become Digital Citizens

Posted by Debra Finger on Feb 23, 2017 2:00:15 PM

With today's students knowing how to use tech before they can talk, conversation around online safety have to start earlier than ever before. Below, Debra Finger, Assistant Director of Educational Technology and Lower School Technology Coach, outlines the best age-appropriate ways to talk tech with Lower School students.

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Topics: Colleague Notes, Lower School

4 Great Apps for Young Readers

Posted by Debra Finger on Jan 26, 2017 2:00:18 PM

In this week’s post, Shipley’s Assistant Director of Educational Technology and Lower School Technology Coach Deb Finger gives her top 4 app recommendations for young readers.

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Topics: Colleague Notes, Lower School

10 Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in Math

Posted by Lucie McDermott on Mar 16, 2016 8:26:01 AM

1) Understand the Math in Focus approach to teaching and learning. (Hint: It’s about learning how to think, not memorizing formulas.)

The goal of a mathematical classroom is not to race to the answer, but to learn how to think. We do that by asking questions like: How did you get that answer? Is there another way? How many ways are there? What do we know? What can we do? What is the same? Different? We don’t give students the formula right away. Instead, they discover it themselves through guided learning. Memorizing formulas and rules is not abstract thinking. In fact, it completely shuts down students’ thinking.

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Topics: Academics, Lower School

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