Recently, I had a transformative moment at a restaurant specializing in vegan cuisine. What made my experience memorable was not simply the quality of my plant-based meal but that I was truly inspired by how the café embodied its mission. In fact, everything about my experience reflected the café’s mission: the environment, service, communication and expression of gratitude. I learned how the café supports local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products. I spoke with the server about his life’s work and he asked me about my own – he even posed a question to guide my lunch conversation. Often, dining experiences can be transactional in nature, with very little understanding of the food, how it is sourced, who prepares it and why it matters in the world. Interestingly, the difference between transaction and transformation is inherent in our school mission and why a Crescent School education matters for the world today.
When I tell people that my profession is math, people think I may be an accountant or an engineer. Let me get the record straight. Math is a language. It helps one express the reality around us. It is necessary in communicating – both the concrete and the abstract – to others who speak this language. It classifies, it qualifies, it quantifies; it explains.
Language Students Take Classmates on Virtual Reality Tours
by Crescent Staff
“Show and tell” has taken on new meaning with a virtual reality (VR) assignment in Ian Eatock’s Grade 9 Modern Languages class. Last spring, his students experienced each other's March Break vacations through first-hand, immersive tours curated and narrated in French and Spanish by their classmates.