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Advisory Is Essential­—Every Day
December 1, 2016
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By Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach   Every student in Wildwood’s middle school begins each day with advisory.   Advisory is a time and place intentionally positioned to provide a bridge between the school day and students’ lives outside of school. That sounds simple, even obvious, and Wildwood’s middle and upper schools were founded with […]
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Advisory Is Essential–But It Isn’t Everything
March 3, 2016
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“Good schooling is built on the oldest idea around: you learn by the company you keep.” ~ Deborah Meier, NYU Professor of Education & Small Schools Reform Advocate   One mantra in my work as Wildwood’s Outreach Director is “Advisory is Essential.” Those words emphasize that caring, positive relationships among students and with the caring […]
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Serving Up The Wildwood Way
November 18, 2015
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By Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach The Wildwood Way plays to many audiences—the most important one: our students. They are the primary beneficiaries of Wildwood’s program and practices designed to foster scholarship, innovation, and compassion.   The Wildwood Way has an outward focus as well: through the Wildwood Outreach Center, which I have the privilege of directing. Since opening […]