A Learning Community

My last post included information about a professional development opportunity that faculty and staff recently shared.  In that post, I promised to provide more insights gained from the experience so that our learning could continue and we could support you, our reader, in furthering your thinking too. First however, following a peaceful, joyous and refreshing holiday filled with thanks and good will, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share some thoughts about a recent experience our entire community shared prior to our Thanksgiving celebration and recess. Similar to past years, our community came together and collected clothing and food items so …

Always Learning

Just like the children, TNSM staff and faculty are always encouraged to learn, discover and explore new things.  As such, many of us shared in the ISACS Annual Conference last week in Louisville, Kentucky.  I heard a great deal of information that sparked my imagination and brought many new thoughts.  Given this fact, I have a great deal to share.  Watch for posts in the coming days that will afford you the same opportunities that we took advantage of at the Conference.  We’ve been inspired to innovate and inspire ourselves and all while amidst a capital campaign and construction dust. …

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Peaceful Sport

I had an epiphany yesterday. Not in the way that something hit me as novel or undiscovered but instead, in a way that what we set out to accomplish is exactly what happened. Think about this for a minute, 100 elementary Montessori students, aged 6-12 in mixed groups, engaged in competitive play without the competitive spirit. Each I expect, at one point or another, has played soccer, has swum on swim team or has done something else where being first is the objective. And while engaged in similar activities here, where winning could be the object too, winning didn’t matter …