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An Evening with the Chancellor On School Climate and Culture

Posted by BSCAA on Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

On October 18, recent Bank Street graduate Olinka Crusoe, GSE '18, moderated an evening for over 200 educators including Olinka’s father Irvin Crusoe, GSE '10, and Chancellor Carmen Fariña at an Educators for Excellence event. Pictured (left to right): Irvin Crusoe, Chancellor Fariña, and Olinka Crusoe. I wanted to become ...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson in the School House

Posted by Lorraine Yamin on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson in the School House A new school year can offer feelings of hope and optimism. The nation’s current events tarnish the social backdrop against which teachers’ hopes and plan as they launch their year. As we prepare, discarding broken materials or donating unused items, moving shelving, developing ...

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Campfire Stories: “Compost Week: Life, Death … and Poop!”

Posted by Ryan Weaver on Monday, Aug 7, 2017

Ryan Rose Weaver '17, experienced writer, editor, teacher and project manager. Kids love it when grownups allow them to say the word “poop.” You’ll hear that word a lot at Butter Beans summer camp. But never fear, parents–our “poop” has a purpose. “You mean that dirt is mostly worm poop?” “Wait… ...

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From Three To Four Years of Age

Posted by Lorraine Yamin on Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017

For teachers, spring break is one of those natural points in a school year that provokes reflection on the trajectories of student growth. Much of child and adolescent development toggles between periods of unobservable, internal change and periods of observable, expressed change. For me, watching a group of three-year-olds transmute ...

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How I learned building great teams sometimes requires heavy lifting, literally.

Posted by BSCAA on Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Uniit Carruyo '14, is an early childhood educator and author of Team Teaching in Early Childhood: Leadership Tools for Reflective Practice (available from Redleaf Press). Here she ponders the elements of a productive team. For much of my twenty-plus year career in early childhood, I have been a classroom teacher. Over the course of ...

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