December 5, 2019 | #FliptheScript

Flip the Script – Passing the Test


Most students are schooled with a focus on getting good grades and passing tests. In my Humane Letters class, after each book we read, my students do take a test...

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November 20, 2019 | #FliptheScript, Videos

Flip the Script – Great Books (Video*)


Last week Mrs. Rosario wrote about reading in grammar school which leads directly to an introduction to "The Great Books" in upper school. Aren't the Great Books boring?      ...

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November 13, 2019 | #FliptheScript

Flip the Script – A Teacher’s Perspective


“At least they’re reading!” This is a phrase I hear thrown around, typically to justify the selection of a Captain Underpants-type book.  I understand the heart behind it; when a student...

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November 6, 2019 | #FliptheScript, Videos

Flip the Script – Harmony (Video*)


Schools come in all different shapes and sizes and because of this, it is easy to see why choosing a school can start to feel more like grocery shopping. I...

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October 25, 2019 | Introduction

Flip the Script – Introduction


Recently I took my girls to see a performance of the ballet Don Quixote. It was a beautiful, energetic, brightly colored feast for the senses. When the lights came up...

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