After assembly on Friday, March 3, I had the opportunity to speak at a Parents' Association gathering. My purpose was to share highlights of what the Mark Day School faculty has been working on behind the scenes, or as I like to say, below the surface of the water.
From sundown this Friday to sundown on Saturday, March 3-4, the non-profit organization Reboot will sponsor its eighth annual National Day of Unplugging.
For the second time in the history of our ten-year partnership, we welcomed a delegation of 48 students and seven teachers from Beijing #2 Experimental Primary School (Er Xiao).
Walk in a Mark Day School classroom where students are busily learning and working, and at first glance, it might look like everyone is doing more or less the same thing. Focus in more deeply on the students' work, their conversations, and the expectations of their assignments or projects, and you will discover something much more complex designed to stretch and challenge each child.