Update and Enhance Your Library

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Cultivated by our school librarians, enjoy these book recommendations to find new favorites and new ways to upgrade and enhance your personal collection.  Discover something for every child ranging from Pre-K through Grade 12.  Purchase on Amazon Smile to support our school. Lower School Recommendations Not Quite Narwhal (Grades Pre-K and up) Jessie Sima Purchase on … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

Global Learning-More than Just Checking a Box

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain Representing the Baldwin School, Kelly Schonour, Assistant Lower School Director, and Cindy … [Read more…]

Reed Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

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Written by Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Laura Blankenship Baldwin provides a wide range of support for faculty professional development, from providing funding for a single-day workshop to an extended trip. We reserve a few special awards that are more substantial and allow our faculty to immerse themselves more fully in professional development. The Reed … [Read more…]

What We Did Over the Summer

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Written by Dr. Laura Blankenship, Dean of Academic Affairs When I was in school, we often had to write a “What I Did Over the Summer” essay during the first few days of school. I’m sure many of us did, and I’m sure many of us filled the page with descriptions of leisurely activities like … [Read more…]