One of our teachers mentioned during a panel discussion last year that the more important lessons we teach in lower school happen “in between” the curriculum. As a faculty, we have been coming together over the past few weeks to discuss recent events tied to Gilman School and ways that we can foster an environment … More Learning about Kindness and Empathy
Over the last two years, the Academic Council at Gilman has worked with the faculty and administration to identify design prompts that will drive instruction and assessment. I have shared these in earlier blog posts and include them again below. How might we articulate K-12 learning goals that drive and sustain relevant, … More Learning Goals
Recently parents were invited to school for parent-teacher conferences. It was wonderful to see so many parents coming and going. Some conferences were early morning chats, some were scheduled in twenty-minute segments on “conference day”, while others were held as student-led conferences complete with shared portfolios and personal student reflections. A couple of years ago, … More Parent Partnerships
Football took center stage at Gilman lower school last week. Over half of the boys in grades kindergarten to fifth took part in the varsity football team’s annual “Practice with the Team” event. Despite the unusual September heat, over 160 boys happily sprinted to the field behind dozens of football mentors. The upper school boys … More A Friendly Game of Football
This Saturday Gilman School sponsored an awesome event that brought together lovers of things that move, beep, and honk! Most of those in attendance were little boys. There may be many exceptions to this stereotype, but in my own experience with sons and grandsons, little boys are fascinated with vehicles of all types. On Saturday … More Beep Beep
I had the ultimate privilege of accompanying the fifth-grade boys on their trip to Echo Hill this past week. Tuesday morning, as the bus pulled onto the Echo Hill ballfield, I could sense the nervous excitement of the class. After many years of fifth-grade trips to this beautiful bay spot, the joy of seeing boys … More The Benefits of Outdoor Education
With school in full swing, many of us are starting to think of those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer as a distant memory. I know that I fully enjoyed the extra time in the schedule to visit with family, travel to new places, and relax by the water. Looking at my growing Google calendar … More We’re Back!