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April 17, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

A Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name

In the end, talking and listening in a group setting is, as any teacher will tell you, a delicate balance. In order to bring it into balance, begin with adjusting the central pillar, the teacher’s perspective rather than individual and group dynamics.

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April 5, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Turn Left at the Bike Bridge

It was abundantly clear on that day and every day since, that we are challenged as educators to show how we teach “the essentials”, what those essentials are, and to send the message, I am teaching your child when we . . . Go to the forest, for example.

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March 29, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

How the Inside Supports the Outside

While our outdoor space and the way we use it is unique in our neck of the woods, what really brings it to its full potential is the dramatic play that is crafted inside the school using reflection and problem-solving. This foundation means that we can make room for risk, for adventure, and for full and free exploration of a wide variety of materials.

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