This year, as one portion of our newly-developing social studies curriculum, we’re doing something extra special for our students and our community. We are finding individuals who have lived through and experienced firsthand some of our most impactful moments in history and asking them to share their stories with us. Some of the events we're … Continue reading Introducing the “I Lived It” Series
Summer is here! Usually this would mean that it’s time to go to our favorite amusement parks, crowded boardwalks, or vacation homes with extended family and friends. As we all know, this summer looks very different from those of the past. We probably shouldn’t be renting Citi Bikes or public paddle boats. We probably shouldn’t be heading to theaters and public pools. We probably shouldn’t take the subway to Coney Island or Rockaway Beach. So what can we do? It is vitally important for our mental and physical health that we venture out of our homes and soak up some vitamin D [...]
As I write this, we’ve just wrapped up our remote learning journey. Over the past several months, the ways we learn, teach, and think have been flipped upside down. Students are experiencing brand new methods of learning as educators experiment with and incorporate new tools into their lessons. While fighting the distance, it quickly became clear that now was the time we needed to stay as connected and in-tune with one another as possible [...]
Pride Month 2020 is coming to a close, and there is, as always, much to celebrate. There is also much to mourn, including the lives of Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, two Black transgender women murdered on June 9. Riah Milton was a 25-year-old home health aide who studied at the University of Cincinnati. … Continue reading Pride and You(th)
As we head into the summer months, I wanted to take the time to share the benefits of roleplaying games as a fantastically fun and accessible way to continue your student’s social-emotional learning during the break! [...]
I know that I typically post something lighthearted on Monday mornings, but this is too important to ignore. Our Black students matter, and I don’t want to go another moment without saying it to them directly [...]
Our backward alphabet countdown to summer continues with a slew of new spirited theme days!
As our students wrap up their fantasy comics, Head of School Katerina Watson highlights the benefits of studying graphic novels.
Head of School Katerina Watson celebrates EPIC moms, and our students delve into fantasy writing.
Head of School Katerina Watson explains how EPIC uses the digital game Minecraft as a social-emotional learning tool.