Classroom Post

By Maddy Roach, Park Academy Reading Teacher There are so many different resources available to our students to assist with executive functioning skills. Organizing, planning, prioritizing, multitasking, etc… most students at Park Academy have some struggle with one or more of these skills, and our goal as educators and partners in their educational experience is to help them figure out […]
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By Margaret Mart Having lived and studied in three different countries, I’ve been exposed to a number of teaching philosophies. These cross-cultural experiences in education have shaped my own classroom strategies to incorporate new and different ways of teaching from around the world. I feel that this philosophy has helped me become a better math teacher, particularly for the students […]
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By Maddy Roach, Park Academy Teacher In middle school Language Arts class we continuously learn new vocabulary, especially when reading novels in class. Our most recent novel, Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, contains many new vocabulary words. For each new vocabulary word, students create a flash card with the word on the front and the definition on the back. Often […]
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By Chris Devers, Upper School Teacher at Park Academy In my time as a teacher I have been on a constant search for good assistive technology.  I remember going to IDA conferences and sitting through presentation after presentation looking for just the right technology to bring back to our school.  I was excited the first time we got Franklin Spellers, […]
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I’ve always believed that no student is “bad” at science.  This feeling only comes with time, after a child has been led to believe that science is a scary subject with too large of words and little connection to their daily lives.  The truth is quite the opposite though.  Science permeates our entire world, and our entire lives.  Science is […]
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