April, 2022

Weekly Parent Email – April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022

One of my favorite things to do each week is read our students’ Transformational Learning Experience submissions. If you’ll recall, a TLE is an experience that fundamentally changes how a person views themself or the world. Here’s a great one I’d like to share with you: “In math, Mrs. Garland usually gives us multiple ways…

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Weekly Parent Email – April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022

As our students wind up their school year and approach graduation, it seems appropriate to focus on another of Williamsburg’s Six Mentor Practices: engaging presentation. How do we keep students engaged when it’s spring, nearly the end of the school year, and easy for them to choose not to log into their computers? We use…

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Weekly Parent Email – April 18, 2022

April 15, 2022

I’d like to continue sharing more about Williamsburg Learning’s Six Mentor Practices this week by diving into detail about Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning, or PBL, is about taking principles students learn in the classroom and translating them into practical action. PBL invites students to become real-world problem solvers. Students can work on projects over an…

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Weekly Parent Email – April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

Let’s think for a moment about connection. Why is it important, and why did we make it one of our Six Mentor Practices? Connection is what brings meaning and purpose to our lives. Research shows that people with strong connections to others are happier, healthier, and better able to cope with the stresses of everyday…

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Weekly Parent Email – April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

Last week, I shared an overview of Williamsburg’s Six Mentor Practices. This week, I want to share more about the Socratic Method. A classical liberal arts education aims at internalizing skills and habits of mind that are intrinsically good. We develop this ability through disciplined study and practice and by discussing great works of literature.…

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