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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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A-STEM To Grow On
September 24, 2014
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There’s some serious innovation happening at Wildwood’s Upper School with the launch of the Applied STEM Institute. The goal is to get students involved in a range of scientific research projects that draw on various disciplines. But first, the students themselves are being tasked with designing and creating this center for applied, integrated research in […]
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Physics First, Designed to Last
April 11, 2012
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“Can I get some volunteers to hold lasers?  We’re going to see sound by making our own laser show.” On the day I visit Andrew Lappin’s ninth grade conceptual physics class I immediately know that it’s not like anything I remembered from high school.  There are no dry textbook readings or worksheets. No dated filmstrips […]
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An American Tale
February 29, 2012
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Here’s the scene: two sisters, Rosa and Donatella, meet in a barren field on a windy Sicilian winter’s day. The year is 1895, and Rosa has made a decision that will forever change both of their lives: “I must leave to live my American dream!” “Oh, don’t leave, Rosa!” “But I must. You’ll have to […]
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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 […]
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A feast for the ears
December 8, 2011
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“This is going to be the hardest song you are going to play in this concert and for many concerts to come,” music teacher Hagai Izraeli warned his 9th and 10th grade students today as they embarked on a rendition of Thelonius Monk’s “Straight, No Chaser.” The brave band of six boys looked a little […]