Guest Posts

We Believe In Inclusive Learning Environments

This is a guest post written by Lower School Diversity and Inclusion committee chairs, Karrah Lewis and Carmen Hernandez It is amazing to observe our Lower School scholars learning and growing each day.  These early years in school are so important for building strong foundations in all areas of development– intellectual, physical,...
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A Summer Reading Plan- Guest Post by Ruth Thomas

There are never enough summer days to read all the good books that have been written. However, the power to choose what to read motivates everyone to read more. Gershwin’s aria, Summertime, in the well-known opera, Porgy and Bess, affirms that the “livin’ is easy” during this season. Not...
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Guest Posts

Citizen Leader Framework in Lower School

This is a guest post written by Dr. Chris Harper, Lower School Guidance Counselor. How is Lower School Implementing the Citizenship and Leadership Initiative?   This is an increasingly common question lately.  The more informal question is probably something like “How’s that working in LOWER School??”  The answer to...
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Diversity and Inclusion

This is a guest blog post by Shanise Mark who is currently a third grade teacher at Ravenscroft and the leader of the Lower School Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The Lower School Diversity and Inclusion Committee was established this year with the purpose of formally gathering a group of...
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Giving Students Authentic Reasons to Read This Summer

This post is a guest blog from Ruth Thomas, Lower School Literacy Specialist, who shares some thoughtful ideas about ways parents and other adults can help inspire students to read, write, listen, speak, and create during the summer months. When I took calculus in college, my mother gave me...
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“The Expectation Gap”- Guest Blogger Shanise Harshaw

Third grade teacher, Shanise Harshaw, reflects on her experience at the NAIS People of Color Conference in this powerful post on expectations. In December I was privileged to attend the National Association of Independent Schools’ annual People of Color Conference in Philadelphia. This was my first time attending a conference with a...
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