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A Culture of Care
By Michael Fellin, Headmaster of Crescent School
“If there’s one thing that makes your school different from others, what would it be?” I was recently asked this question by a prospective parent at our fall Open House. The most straightforward and honest answer was relatively easy to provide. “Our mission,” I said. “We exist to forge character in the lives of boys.” “Yes, but what else?” she asked. After a short pause, I added, “It is our culture of care.”
Why is it so difficult these days to have respectful and productive conversations about polarizing issues? It seems that something has changed over the last several years. Everywhere we look, whether it be on social media, in the news, or in our own workplaces and families, conversations quickly escalate into confrontations. What’s going on?
Deepening Learning Through Interdisciplinary Instruction
By Charlie Mills, Subject Head of Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 7-12)
“Interdisciplinary: a knowledge view and curriculum approach that consciously applies methodology and language from more than one discipline to examine a central theme, topic, issue, problem or work. “
-- Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute
The value of Interdisciplinary educational instruction is dynamic. By connecting different subject disciplines around shared themes and “big ideas”, students are encouraged to make meaningful real-world connections that emphasize collaboration, critical thinking, inquiry, and creativity. As Head of Interdisciplinary Studies (7-12), I’ve had the opportunity to chat with Middle and Upper School teachers about how they integrate interdisciplinary practices into classroom practice. I’d like to share a very recent example from Middle School.