What do you do with old books that have been removed from the library? Turn them into art, of course. Last spring, Upper School art students created three-dimensional sculptures from the old books. They ripped, […]
Students in Meriah Burman’s digital photo courses will be exhibiting prints of their work in the Nancy Lincoln Gallery in December. There are so many great images, though, that the gallery’s walls cannot hold them […]
This morning, in the wake of the historic election of Barack Obama, I called a special all-school meeting in Bradley Hall. Below are the remarks I shared with all students and faculty/staff.
I would never call the school together simply to celebrate or acknowledge a political event. Today is not about Democrats and Republicans; it is much larger than that. Jeff Jacoby, who spoke here at Beaver two years ago, is
This week we had what I feel were the best opening faculty meetings in my (now) 17 years here. Members of our faculty lead workshops on Assessment, All Kinds of Minds and the 9th grade advising program, Best Practices for Collaboration and Web 2.0 and Education. In addition we heard from alumnae Beth Williams ’81 and Louise Russell ’63 on “Diversity as Good Business Sense” and Todd Frye from BCCJ
As progressive educators, we at Beaver continually ask ourselves what really constitutes intelligence and how that impacts learning and teaching. Unfortunately most of the educational establishment remains stuck on using various forms of standardized testing to quantify intelligence, even though it flies in the face
Thomas Edison created the electric lightbulb and then wrapped an entire industry around it. The lightbulb is most often thought of as his signature invention, but Edison understood that the bulb was little more than a parlor trick without a system of electric power generation and transmission to make it truly useful. So he created that, too.
An editorial by Peter Gow, Beaver’s Director of College Counseling, appears in the Commentary section of the online edition of Education Week (4/29/08). Entitled “The New Progressivism Is Here,” the article charts a renewed interest in progressive education among independent schools seeking to counteract what Mr. Gow terms
In the admission process, people often ask what progressive education really means today. My answer is that, unlike conventional and traditional education, it is based upon common sense.