What if faculty prepared lessons and got ready for class in a different place than they normally use? I’m wondering about how we might find our way into new connections … Continue Reading What if Wednesday (2019 launch edition)
How might we challenge and support the adults in our school community as much as we challenge and support our students? I wonder if there’s a correlation between the ways … Continue Reading Think about it Thursday…
The Curve has had a busy week (and it’s only Wednesday). We are installing two more Stevens Labs for our World Language program, which meant a number of our World … Continue Reading Curve Stories (Issue #4)
What if a weekly post suddenly does not arrive as scheduled? What happens when we start to have expectations about any given habit, routine, and/or ritual? What if our daily … Continue Reading What if Wednesday (on a Thursday)
Tomorrow (Thursday, November 15th), the PDS Center will host an after school event in support of faculty self-care and general wellness. The occasion will also serve as grand re-opening of … Continue Reading Curve Stories (Issue #3)
What if teachers and students were always working to be co-curious together?
The Center at PDS has been working more closely with our lower, middle, and upper school Professional Development Coordinators this year. In particular, we are supporting their collective efforts to … Continue Reading Curve Stories (Issue #2) and Happy Halloween
Having classroom stations or centers is a common way of setting up a space in a lower school classroom. These stations tend to be geared toward a particular kind of … Continue Reading What if Wednesday (in the Curve)
Curve Stories will pick up again next week with an exclusive story about a design project that launched in the Curve recently. Until then, PDS is celebrating all week leading … Continue Reading What If Wednesday (Homecoming Edition)
The PDS Center spends a good deal of time thinking about and working on the ways we craft and share stories. Storytelling is a big part of our design work. … Continue Reading Curve Stories (Issue #1)
There is a space on the fourth floor of our new academic center building called The Curve. This space is comprised of three distinct areas: Presentation Zone, Black Box Learning … Continue Reading Curve Stories (Issue #0)
Tomorrow, the PDS Center will host an after school special event. We will be giving Tk to 12 faculty the chance to show and share and shape their Meaningful Faculty … Continue Reading How might we invite…
I have been watching two competitive reality tv shows lately. My family enjoys America’s Got Talent (shout out to Shin Lim), and I have been watching Making It with my two sons. … Continue Reading Teacher TV
Apparently, there is a storm coming. We have models for predicting the storm’s behavior, but the weather changes. Weather always changes. I am wondering how we prepare students for futures … Continue Reading Weather Forecast
What if the classes we teach regularly took place away from our assigned classroom? If environment is the third teacher, how might we offer our students as many meaningful “teachers” … Continue Reading What if…on a Wednesday?
As we enter the second week at PDS, I am wondering about how we help students to use more and more of the available learning opportunities. How might we (as … Continue Reading Timber & Using the Whole Tree