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…]

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…]

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…]