Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Dec 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

(or, What I learned from the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership 2016)

I was fortunate enough to attend my second Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Conference last month outside Washington D.C.  ASCD conferences focus on putting research based ideas into practice in the classroom.  Here are my three big takeaways from my three days at the conference.

 

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Topics: Middle School, Education Best Practice

Technology Hacks for Parents of Adolescents - Part II

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Oct 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It seems as though every time parents figure out the best way to guide and manage an adolescent's tech usage, it's a new app, website or workaround that takes parents back to square one! Here are three more hacks to help you keep your adolescent safe and smart online

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Topics: Middle School, Parenting, Technology

Technology Hacks for Parents of Adolescents - Part I

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Oct 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s hard keeping track of all of the tech that is out there these days. A lot of times our digital-native children know new apps and tools before parents do! Fortunately, there are some easy tips that will make parenting an adolescent in the 21st century a little easier.

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Topics: Middle School, Parenting, Technology

Classroom Design to Engage Students and Improve Learning

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Sep 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Middle School has changed dramatically from when I first stepped foot into Westwood Middle back in the 1980’s. While technology is a driving factor in the changes, the majority of improvements come from a better understanding of how students learn and what their needs are. From teachers looking to improve their classroom experience to families shopping for the best school for their student, here are four tips for designing a more engaging classroom.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Middle School, Education Best Practice

Building Bilingual Students in Middle School

Posted by Amy Brill on Apr 21, 2016 3:38:21 PM

Here is a joke for you. What do you call someone who speaks three languages? Trilingual. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who speaks one language? American.

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Topics: Private School, Middle School, Student Travel, World Language, Faculty Voices