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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–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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Something To Talk About
September 9, 2015
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By Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach   On the first day of school this year on our elementary campus, over one hundred 4th and 5th graders gathered in the Commons to find peers with whom they have something in common. Human Bingo. Literally. The students walked around, each with a sheet paper in his or […]