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Nov 15 2019

Overcoming Challenging Transitions

CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL BLOG Counselor’s Corner OVERCOMING CHALLENGING TRANSITIONS By Rebecca Ginnetti, M.Ed. Does your child have difficulty transitioning from home to school schedules or from weekend/holiday to school routines?  Transitions are challenging for many children, our young ones and even our middle schoolers. With Thanksgiving and Winter break right around the corner, here are 5…

Mar 28 2019

The Power of Reading Aloud

Most parents understand the importance of reading to their children, but many parents might not realize the extent of the power that reading aloud brings to their child’s cognitive and literary development.

Oct 3 2018

Some Thoughts on the Writing Process

As students move through the grades, there is growing emphasis on the writing process, and the volume and style of writing increase across the curriculum. In the following article, fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Cameron Yassine, outlines his own writing process, discussing how he perseveres through challenges and draws upon this experience to help students improve and grow as writers.

Jul 20 2018

Developing Lifelong Readers

Our Approach to Inspiring A Love of Reading in Our Students.

Jul 2 2018

Inspiring Lifelong Readers

Familiar Childhood Reflections and a Crucial Balance Needed in Schools. "If the greatest predictor of academic success is reading volume, it is not enough to assign mountains of classics and hope that our students actually read them. We also must give children intrinsic motivation to read."

Apr 20 2018

Digital Technology Unplugged

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are learning the concepts and foundations of coding, robotics, engineering and design. To prepare our youngest learners for the more complex lessons in coding and robotics, Ross Mulry, our Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, unplugs the students from technology and goes offline with some valuable hands-on lessons.

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Sep 29 2017

When Students Make the Rules

Giving Students Guided Ownership Over Their Social Behavior. What if students set in place their own guiding principles as to how they believe themselves and their classmates should behave? An agreement could be created that all students had a say in, that all students have a sense of ownership in.
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Sep 28 2017

How to Choose the Right School

A Guide for Parents as They Search for the Perfect-Fit School for their Child. Choosing a school can be difficult, and it is also one of the most important decisions a parent can make.
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Sep 21 2017

Who Polluted the Potomac?

Kicking off Service Learning for the school year with composting, nut collecting, and an interesting, global look into water pollution beyond the Potomac River
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