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Tactfully Approaching Strangers in a Second Language
  • Learning
  • Upper Grades Program
Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

In Chinese 3-4, we are actively focused on our skills at making conversation. As we move across topics essential to daily life in Chinese, the one common thread is the opening. That very small but important dance of interaction between two or more people is where so many decisions are made about how to move forward and will dictate how friendly each side will decide to be

  • Language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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A Picture Book Teaches Compassion
  • Early Learning Center
  • Learning
Liz Salegumba, Pre-K Head Teacher

This fall’s earthquakes in Mexico and devastating storms in Puerto Rico deeply affected members of our teaching team. One of our teachers saw an opportunity for children to learn compassion with the use of Alvaro F. Villa’s Flood, a moving and wordless eBook. 

  • Early Learning Center
  • Immersion
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • School Culture
  • Spanish
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Internships and Mastery
  • Learning
  • Upper Grades Program
David Levy, Internship Program Lead, Avenues Parent Association

What does a good internship experience bring to students in terms of skills that they’ll find valuable for the rest of their lives? Avenues' director of Mastery, Mark Gutkowski, discusses how internships are an important part of the Mastery Program.

  • Internship
  • Internships
  • Mastery
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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The Talent Code
  • Learning
  • Lower Division
Rachel Kreibich, 5th Grade Head Teacher

Michael Jordan. Bach. Michelangelo. Emily Brontë. Pelé. Einstein. The Z-Boys (California skateboarding pioneers). What does this eclectic group of people have in common? According to The Talent Code author Daniel Coyle, a whole lot of myelin

  • 5th Grade
  • Lower Division
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