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Back to School of Thoughtful Learning
September 7, 2017
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By Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach Parents of Wildwood students have thoughtfully chosen our approach for their children. They know the Wildwood way intentionally matches academic rigor with attention to students’ full social-emotional development. That approach is integral to our progressive philosophy—getting kids to college and helping them thrive there, and in their lives beyond. […]
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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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Wildwood Defines Educational Best Practice…Worldwide. Seriously.
November 6, 2014
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That sounds really grandiose, I know. But I have every reason to believe it’s true. I just got back from a five day engagement working with faculty at Singapore American School, one the largest and most prestigious American schools overseas. They selected The Wildwood Outreach Center after three visits to Wildwood’s campuses over the past […]
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Envisioning Their Future
May 3, 2012
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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Over the past  month, Wildwood 9th graders have been creating a Class of 2015 time capsule. The advisory project presents each student with a unique opportunity to envision their dreams for the future. Students are tasked with crafting a […]
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Planting Seeds Across the Atlantic– Wildwood Goes to London
March 22, 2012
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I traveled alone, but I took Wildwood with me. Last week I had the opportunity to take the best of Wildwood and its advisory program to coach the middle school faculty at The American School in London (ASL). For years, Wildwood School has been nationally recognized for defining educational best practices with our advisory programs […]
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Wildwood goes to Mexico
January 26, 2012
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This week, I found myself in some very unfamiliar classrooms. I took Wildwood’s Outreach Center on the road to the American School Foundation in Mexico City, where they had requested a tune-up for their upper school advisory program. The American School Foundation (ASF) is a K-12 school in the heart of the city, and I […]