The Reggio Emilia Approach

At The College School, each new year brings with it the promise and excitement of days filled with exploration and inquiry. Nowhere is that more evident than in our Early Childhood classrooms.

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The World Peace Game in Fourth Grade

The World Peace Game offers students the very real possibility of failure. John Hunter speaks of the “gifts of failure” in his book. Failure allows them to think in new ways, to consider other possibilities, and to reinvent their own understanding. He says, “I don’t try to deny them that...

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The College School to Launch Full-Service Lunch Program

While TCS offers a strong, compelling, multi-faceted experiential educational program, we currently do not provide a daily lunch for our students. Yet, at The College School, food is central to our community and culture. We appreciate how a strong, comprehensive, thoughtful lunch program can positively affect our students. We are...

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Using Process Art for Imaginative Discovery at Home

Process art differs greatly from more formal "store-bought" craft activities and kits. There are no necessary steps or instructions to follow, no rigid final product to produce, and no disappointment when things don't turn out "just so." More importantly, any process art experience allows the artist, or young child, total...

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Congratulations to our Published Faculty

Each Day, our faculty share their knowledge, curiosity, and enthusiasm for learning with our students and others in the TCS community. They create rich experiences that integrate subjects and make the topics meaningful. As education professionals, we are also encouraged to reach out and share with those beyond our school...

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Advancing Equity & Inclusion Work in Schools

At the end of November, I attended the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS) 31st Annual People of Color Conference. The Conference theme was “Equitable Schools and Inclusive Communities: Harmony, Discord, and the Notes In Between.” The meeting was held in Nashville, and it was the first time I had...

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Digital Media and Our Children: It’s Complicated

We understand, for the most part, the risks inherent in the digital world: children introduced to too much too soon; the pervasive presence of violent games; people behaving badly online; anonymity allowing even worse behavior. We know that staring at a screen for too long isn’t healthy. We are well aware that...

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