What is Service Learning?

What is Service Learning?
This year in our Advanced Placement Spanish classes, we are implementing WE Service Learning. Separate and distinct from community service or volunteering, service learning is rooted in the classroom, includes a reflective component, and reinforces a student’s ability to apply his or her learning to a real world setting. As their teacher, my role is to enable students to learn about local, national, and global issues, and to help them find ways they can make a positive contribution. Not only will students learn to apply academic learning to real-life settings and situations, they will enhance their leadership and social skills, critical-thinking abilities, and civic engagement. They will also understand the role they can play in making a meaningful impact on local and global issues.

The Most Common Comments and Questions on Campus Tours

The Most Common Comments and Questions on Campus Tours

One of my favorite parts of my job is meeting new families as they arrive on the TST campus for the first time. I love hearing the comments and questions as we tour the buildings on campus. Depending on what a parent is focused, I get comments about the seniors’ silhouettes on the walls of the Upper School Building, how lucky we are to have such a nice computer lab, how well-mannered the students are...

The Video Game Classroom Invasion

The Video Game Classroom Invasion
Engagement is a key factor in any student’s success from their first lesson in Kindergarten through the culminating project of every post graduate degree. Anyone who has taught for any period of time has faced some version of the question “why do I have to do this?” or “is this for a grade?” These questions ultimately speak to how engaging students find their work to be. For many students, earning a good grade is enough motivation to stay engaged in their learning, but why do so many students have to push themselves to stay engaged when so much of the world outside of school is driven by meaningful work? And why is it true that a student who simply cannot sit still at school is capable of sitting motionless in front of their PS4, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch for hours as soon as they are home?

TST STEAM Lab

TST STEAM Lab
The 2018-2019 school year saw a new addition to the TST campus - the STEAM Lab. (STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) Students from Pre-K to 5th grade come to the lab once a week to explore, build, create, and (hopefully) learn. Even students from Early Childhood, Middle School, and Upper School have access to the lab. Early Childhood has Open Lab for an hour once a week, and the teachers check out materials to take back to the classroom. Middle School students visit to design amusement parks, program robots, and design projects to print on the FlashForge 3D printers. Upper School students visit to 3D print...

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