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Why It’s Important to Read Books Not Everyone Likes
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The American Library Association recently released their list of the top 10 books that were challenged in 2017 – and I must admit, a lot of those that made the list are some books I really enjoyed. More importantly, many of the books that made those lists are incredibly popular with our students.

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Avenues New York: Music Connects Small World and Upper Division Students

Avenues New York's Small World program for 2-year-olds enjoys regular visits from Upper Division music students. These visits are special because of the way they connect students both big and little in an engaging and memorable way that incorporates music, dance and sensory experiences.

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Meet Aaron Van Borek

Aaron Van Borek will join Avenues São Paulo in August as an instructional coach for the Primary Division. In this role, he will inspire and empower teachers with professional development to improve student learning. Aaron is known for his deep understanding of curriculum design, project­-based learning, assessment development, as well as skillful facilitation of collaborative teamwork among teachers. ​​​​​​

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Meet Viviane Alves

Viviane Alves will join Avenues São Paulo as a mathematics teacher for the Secondary Division. Viviane joins us from the Escola Suíço-Brasileira de São Paulo, where she has held several faculty roles in mathematics, science and technology education. She has also consulted leadership on educational technology, head of the natural sciences department and has provided extensive teacher training on science and science education. 

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Meet Kristin Damberger

Kristin Damberger will join Avenues São Paulo as an associate head for the Secondary Division. In her role, Kristin will develop a passionate community of educators who create powerful, meaningful and personalized learning experiences that challenge the status quo.

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Andy Williams on Curriculum Design

As director of teaching and learning at Avenues São Paulo, Andy Williams oversees curriculum development from nursery through 12th grade. In this brief interview, he describes how Avenues' curriculum design will graduate students with skills that intersect the disciplines and transcend four walls of the classroom.

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Meet Rui Zanchetta

Rui Zanchetta will join Avenues São Paulo as Co.Lab coordinator for the Secondary Division. In this role, he will use Co.Lab technology and design thinking to leverage learning across the Secondary Division. Rui will also teach design and engineering to 6th grade students, as well as creative computation in 6th through 8th grade.

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