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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.Upper grades students attended several plays this year and had the opportunity to speak with cast members of two Broadway productions: bit.ly/2tktYlC ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.These middle grades students received a crash course in wit during the “LOL: Making Comedy Gold” Minimester: bit.ly/2uAhlqI ... See MoreSee Less
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During a talk at Avenues, bestselling author and futurist David Bodanis describes the life and work of one of history’s most fascinating scientists.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Math, Science, STEM, Video
Jessica Lahey, teacher and author of The Gift of Failure, encourages parents and teachers to nurture resiliency in children. “We want confidence paired with experience – experience actually getting stuff done, actually doing stuff, trying, failing, trying again,” she explains.
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During a recent visit, Paralympian and author Bonnie St. John shared her inspiring story and gave a powerful speech on bias, informed empathy and how to be an ally.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Character, Upper Grades Program, Video
Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair has spent years studying the effects of digital technology on our families. In a culture where kids have the option to text—and half of them say they prefer it to talking—what is being lost?
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Technology, Video
Avenues parent Nancy Lublin discusses how to design kid-friendly volunteer campaigns and how one shocking text message sparked a reimagined approach to the crisis hotline.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Character, Technology, Video
Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of eyeglass-maker Warby Parker. In this video lecture, he details the process behind the company's establishment while addressing topics such as industry innovation, consumer awareness and, most importantly, social responsibility.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Neil Blumenthal, Video
“Spoiled kids aren’t born; they’re made,” points out Ron Lieber—author of The Opposite of Spoiled—in this three-part video series. Lieber, who writes the popular “Your Money” column for the New York Times, has made a career out of teaching his readers how to become “unprofitable customers,” as he describes it. But becoming a parent, and fielding frank questions about money from his young daughter, made Lieber realize that children were being left out of the conversation.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Parenting, Ron Lieber, Video
Illustrator, writer and designer Maira Kalman finds inspiration in ticket stubs, long walks and countless other places. In this lecture, Kalman shares stories from her career and discusses the spark of creativity.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Avenues Speakers Series, literature, Video
Author and parenting educator Rosalind Wiseman addresses some of the tough issues facing parents and kids, from bullying to unhealthy relationships to combating the dreaded fake apology.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Parenting, Video
Author Tom Reiss discusses his Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of General Alex Dumas, a former slave who rose through the ranks to command more than 50,000 troops in revolutionary France.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, History, Humanities, literature, Video
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Avenues: The World School welcomed hundreds of parents and students to the launch of a new school of thought–Avenues São Paulo. More...
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Ivan Cestero has been with Avenues from early days of 2011. He now teaches 11th and 12th grade electives in entrepreneurship and innovation in the World Course while... More...
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