In class, middle grades students not only learned about the “do’s and dont’s” of Lunar New Year, they also learned about how Chinese people follow a day-by-day guide to do New Year’s preparation seven days before the Lunar New Year’s eve.
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
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.
Growing into a community is one of the main components of a nursery student's journey: developing a sense of belonging as a member of a team, realizing that you are one of many for the first time, and becoming aware that we all have something wonderful to contribute to the group.
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.
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