What makes a great teacher? This is a question that many of us have pondered at one point or another, either as students ourselves, or as parents working to provide our children with the best educational opportunities possible.
This week, we welcome guest blogger and middle school teacher Ms. Paige Montesano who, at a recent national conference for middle school educators, presented a workshop highlighting an instructional model that allows students to safely explore their reactions to critical current events.
So many of the elders in our collective lives are innovators and change-makers. Their experiences and values transcend our passing interests, and influence how we manage the dynamics of making positive contributions to the world.
On Friday May 26, Turning Point students, teachers, and parents will participate in the annual International Village. We are excited to exchange knowledge, to spark curiosity, and to inspire positive change throughout our community.
In a digital age, how do we help students tease out facts and find a cohesive narrative amid the many voices online?
When Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder of World Savvy spoke to our parents and faculty on January 18, her focus was to explore and understand what is most vital in preparing students for the future.
At Turning Point, we understand the pressure families feel about matriculating at a high school that will broaden their college choices down the line. But when we consider how well Turning Point Level 8 students know themselves, how confident they are, and how ably they articulate their talents and abilities, we recognize that this is a unique opportunity for our oldest students to make their mark.