Innovative Professional Development

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In order to innovate in the classroom, teachers must continually expose themselves to new ideas and learn new practices. Over 75% of our faculty participate in some form of off-site professional development throughout the year, attending workshops, classes and conferences around the country and indeed, around the world. They bring what they’ve learned back to … [Read more…]

Defining The Baldwin School’s Five Core Values

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At the All-School Assembly to officially begin the 2017-2018 school year, our senior student leaders were asked to choose one of The Baldwin School’s five core values – Honesty, Compassion, Responsibility, Respect and Learning – and explain what that value means to them. Learning – Carly McIntosh ’18, Head of Senate At Baldwin, our community … [Read more…]

The Great American Eclipse – A Conclusion

Jeff Goldader is in his fourteenth year as an Upper School Science Teacher at Baldwin, teaching Honors Physics in 9th grade, and AT Physics and Astronomy in 11th and 12th grade. In August, “The 701” featured a short piece I wrote about the “Great American Eclipse.”  That event is now history, and I thought readers might enjoy reading … [Read more…]

Life Was Really Simple!

Written by Madeleine Marr ’17 for our student newspaper The Hourglass. The Baldwin Residence acts as a constant reminder of our School’s historic past; the School has been educating young women since 1888, and to many it seems as though the atmosphere has stayed the same ever since. However, Sue Howson Pillsbury (Class of 1953) … [Read more…]

Finding the Art in Science

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Written by Dr. Karen Z. Lancaster, Teacher of  Biology and Advanced Molecular and Cellular Biology In March, students in Baldwin’s Advanced Topics (AT) Biology class had the opportunity to enhance their neuroscience unit through nontraditional mediums, including a neuroscience symposium, guided human brain dissection and a field trip to the Mütter Museum that included a workshop … [Read more…]

Middle School’s ‘Survival Challenge’

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Written by Ryan Barnes, Coordinator of the Middle School DREAM Lab ® and co-organizer of the ‘Baldwin Survival Challenge’. Last year, the Middle School introduced a brand new experience, known simply as “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” It was an opportunity for our girls to experience new things, and learn outside of their academic classrooms, all … [Read more…]

Introducing the Lower School First Lego League

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This week is Computer Science Education Week. Millions of students in schools around the world will participate in Hour of Code activities this week. Our Lower School students will be coding this week as well, but for Baldwin girls this is nothing new. In fact, already this year, Lower School girls have cumulatively logged more … [Read more…]