Guest Posts

Teaching and Learning Grammar Authentically

This is a guest post written by Lower School Assistant Department Chairs, Michelle Schulze and Jessalyn Crawford How many times have you hit “send” on an electronic message that has been “autocorrected” and ended up saying something entirely different from the intended message? We are living in the digital age of...
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Lead From Here

Lead From Here in Action

Thank you to all the teachers who submitted these stories and to all the students who made them possible!  Keep leading yourself, leading with others, and changing our world! Pre-Kindergarten Most students approach the science lab with such excitement that there is some degree of stomping across the wooden...
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Guest Posts

Leading With Joy

This is a guest post by Lower School Counselor, Mary Ripple What is joy? Why is it important to know what brings us joy? How will we lead with joy individually and collectively this year in Lower School? These were the essential questions TEAM Lower School explored together as...
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Lower School Highlights

Welcome Back 2017-2018

Rested… Accomplished… Vibrant… Empowered… Nourished… Spirited It is my hope that the words above describe how our RAVENS are feeling after a summer filled with many exciting moments and fond memories.  The goal for all of us is to ensure the positive energy and emotions from the summertime continue...
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Lead From Here

Character Tree Traits in Action

Pre-Kindergarten Libby Gibbons demonstrated dedication when she continued to keep trying while working on an art project that used a hole puncher. She tried for a whole class period to punch a hole, and wasn’t able to make a hole … yet! The next time she had class, she...
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Guest Posts

Mathematical Mindsets Matter

Mathematical Mindsets Matter: How Ravenscroft is Helping Students Develop and Nurture Positive Attitudes Towards Mathematics Math.   When you hear this word, what emotions surface? Nervousness, nausea, fear?  If so, then you are not alone. Sadly, studies show that students as young as first and second grade have reported...
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Guest Posts

Identity Day 2017

This is a guest post by Lower School Instructors, Karrah Lewis and Dante Johnson “We are all alike AND different. That is what makes our community special and wonderful. No matter who you are, where you come from, where you live, who you admire, what you eat, what games...
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Lead From Here

Character Tree Traits in Action

Pre-Kindergarten Eli Strick showed great compassion with a classmate when they were painting during art class. This other student wanted very badly to paint with the color that Eli and his friends were using, but there was no more room at that station. After he finished his artwork, Eli...
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Guest Posts

Early Readers to Lifelong Leaders

This is a guest post written by Ruth Thomas, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist and Chelsey Watkins, Assistant Head of Lower School Why is a quality EARLY childhood education so important to literacy?   Ravenscroft’s partnership with the Center For Creative Leadership took root from the recognition that businesses are...
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