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The Brain-Based Research Team

Posted by Alexis Wright on Monday, Apr 20, 2015

When I interview prospective teachers, I always ask them to share with me their knowledge of child development, as I believe that understanding how and why children develop and grow are vitally crucial to understanding how to approach teaching, curriculum design, and the classroom. Most candidates have no trouble responding ...


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Trolls, Tropes and Rainbow Fairies

Posted by Stanlee Brimberg on Saturday, Feb 21, 2015

Stan Brimberg, Upper School Coordinator The first seven books in the Rainbow Magic Series (which, naively, at the time, I thought was the whole series) were a birthday gift to my daughter Evie when she turned five, from Karina Otoya Knapp. I’d known Karina forever. She taught and researched for ...


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Social Studies in the Lower School

Posted by Laura Guarino on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

Social studies at Bank Street is the study of human society from the point of view of an individual embedded in family, school and the community. Math and literacy are embedded in social studies so the children gain skills organically. They learn by doing. When Lower School children play, they ...


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Teaching & Learning with Technology

Posted by Charles Vergara on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

“Technology Coordinator” is an organically evolving position--one that offers great professional freedom and opportunity, provided the diverse needs, goals and expectations of the community are respected. I will do my best to use this blog post to share my approach and hopefully spark productive conversations around the role of technology ...


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Our Bloggers

Posted by School for Children on Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

Charles Vergara, Technology Coordinator Alexis Wright, Dean of the School for Children's Programs Sal Leto, Assistant Dean for Budget and Administration Caitlin Terry, Director of Development and Alumni Relations Carla Scheele, Director of Endowment and Alumni Relations Marcia Roesch, Director of Admissions Jose Guzman, Math/Science Coordinator Stan Brimberg, Upper School ...


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Goodbye, Madame!

Posted by Charles Vergara on Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

"ce qui est dans le sac de la magie?" After 40 years of teaching French and Spanish at Bank Street in the School for Children, Myriam (Madame) Chapman has decided to retire at the end of this school year. Myriam started the language department in the School for Children teaching Spanish as ...


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Goodbye, Stan!

Posted by Charles Vergara on Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

Stan Brimberg has been a beloved and influential educator at Bank Street for nearly 30 years, arriving at Bank Street School for Children as a 12/13s teacher in 1986. He was a classroom humanities core teacher with SFC 7th graders for the next 21 years, encouraging young writers, poets, historians, ...


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