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Lessons from Ghana

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017
What does it mean to be an Episcopal school?

Minding the Gap

Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2017
A newly implemented tradition in the Breck Upper School is College T-Shirt Day. Normally held around May 1st, the day college decisions are due nationally, members of the graduating class will wear a shirt from the college or university they’ve decided to attend. Recently, teachers in the Upper School have caught on to the trend as well, wearing the shirt of their alma mater with pride, often taking pictures with students who’ve chosen to attend that school as well.

Beyond the Classroom: Science Research at Breck

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017
Imagine being able to do graduate-level research as a high school student.

The Epicenter of Modern Learning

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017
In the spring of 2016, Lower School instructor Jenny Bennett was awarded the prestigious Jean Wigley Award, an award given annually to faculty members to pursue professional development experiences. The award was established in 2001-2002 by Breck parents Michael and Barbara Wigley in memory of Mr. Wigley’s mother, Jean. Jean Wigley was known for her faith in God, her giving spirit and her strong belief in the goodness of people. She was a warm and caring woman who made the...

Creating Music through Project-Based Learning

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Picture a building under construction: the scaffolding goes up, giving crews a steady platform to work on building the structure, brick by brick. Once the scaffolding is removed, the building is revealed.

Student-driven curriculum encourages peers to be present in the moment

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017
Each spring following the end of AP and final exams, Breck students embark on internships and major projects as part of a curricular extension called May Program. 

The Maker Movement

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017
If you walked into RM Pellant’s classroom at his former school in Cambridge, MA (a school very similar to Breck) last year, you would have seen a group of sixth grade girls, elbows deep in microprocessors, resistors, PCB boards, batteries, and soldering irons. Students were given an open-ended assignment: create an iPhone charger out of an Altoid can. At first, students were confused, asking Pellant what the necessary steps were and how to get an A.  After some further...

Making thinking visible

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A great student-learner is one who knows how and when to think creatively, critically, and deeply. But how do you get from “good” to “great”? Practice. Great thinkers are aware of the skills they possess and have routines, inclination, and awareness of their surroundings to know how to approach each situation they face.

Parenting: The scariest (and most wonderful) role

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017
I’ve decided that there is no scarier role, or more wonderful, of course, than that of being a parent.

Breck Students = Good People

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017
It’s not uncommon during a meeting with a potential new Breck family to get this question: “What’s a typical Breck student like?” When I first got this question, I was tempted to push back and say, “We don’t have a typical student. All of our students are individuals.” But after more reflection, I realized there is a commonality among our students, one I witness almost every day.