Our Wildwood, Summer 2018, Volume 43

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FEATURE by Sarah Simon, Assistant Director of Elementary School

Figuring It Out

I nnovations in education move at lightning speed. What works today may not work tomorrow as we prepare our students for a changing world. At Wildwood, we believe in cultivating curious problem-solvers and self-driven learners, and just as we ask our students to reflect on themselves as learners, we as a school must do the same. As a progressive school, we know it is vital to reassess and re-examine our practices—even when things are going well—to make sure that what we teach and how we teach it meets our students’ needs. A few years ago, with the idea of reflection in mind, we assembled a math task force to look at our K-12 math program, focusing on what was being taught and how. In the words of John Dewey, “We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience.”



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