Progressive education encompasses a collection of powerful ideas about how children learn best, emphasizing experiences that matter, true intellectual challenge, learning by doing, a respect for children's natural curiosity, the social-emotional well-being of students, and democracy in action.
Since 1934, Green Acres School has championed this approach—and even helped to define it. #theoriginals #cheersto85years
As you head into summer break, read these end-of-year updates and reminders from the Green Acres library.
In this interview, 1st grade teacher Ryan shares reflections on the triumphs, developments, and inspirations that have most stood out to her as the school year approaches its close.
In this interview, music teacher Chip shares the intentionality behind the Middle School music curriculum, his hopes for his students as they progress from 5th to 8th grade, and the ways in which he has been inspired by those whom he teaches.
In this episode, Michael—our 5th, 6th, and 7th grade social studies teacher—and three 6th grade students look back on the six weeks they spent engaged in their Black History Museum projects.
Hear more about the important legacy of Henrietta Lacks, Bass Reeves, and Jean-Michel Basquiat; our students' experiences researching these historical figures; and how Michael challenges and inspires those he teaches by tailoring each research topic to each student's background, interests, and passions.
As the trial of Derek Chauvin culminates in a verdict, we reaffirm our commitment not only to social justice and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) work, but also to the wellbeing of our community members.
In this episode of "Live from Danville Drive," Middle School Head Peter is in conversation with a current 8th grader, alumnus, and two language arts teachers. At once reflective and forward-looking, this group engages in a wonderful discussion that ultimately unveils the secret to influential teaching: building strong relationships. (43 minutes)
In a statement following the recent tragedy in Atlanta, Head of School Rebecca Geary reaffirms Green Acres School's commitment to justice, inclusivity, and compassion.
In this interview, the finale of our engaged learning interview series, 3rd grade teacher Mary delves into that which makes learning such a marvelous experience in her classroom: sincere student engagement.
In this interview, part of our engaged learning interview series, 1st grade teacher Ali articulates the magic that happens in her classroom as students learn to love learning, as well as the lasting impact that engagement has on students' educational outcomes.