Learning in nature

Follow me as I walk with the K-1 science class out looking for frogs.  Into the woods and along the sun dappled trail through Fort Ham to the West creek.  Look!  Something hopped!  We found frogs!  We also stood still to see and hear two woodpeckers and several chickadees.  Now we head back to school …

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Active learning

Follow me as I walk with the K-1 science class out looking for frogs.  Into the woods and along the sun dappled trail through Fort Ham to the West creek.  Look!  Something hopped!  We found frogs!  We also stood still to see and hear two woodpeckers and several chickadees.  Now we head back to school …

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Character

Paul Tough argues in his new book that the qualities that predict success are not high scores on tests from preschool to the SAT’s, but skills that have more to do with character: perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism and self-control.  You can read more about his ideas in this NPR article, Children Succeed with Character, Not …

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Bees at Parker

This article appeared in the November 2011 issue of BEELINE, the publication of the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association My name is Jamie Crouse and I am an administrator at the Robert C. Parker School, a Pre K – 8 school in North Greenbush, NY.  This past year we have embarked on a beekeeping adventure, sparked …

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WNYT Covers Parker’s 20th Anniversary. Watch the video clip!

Elaine Houston from WNYT interviewed Susie Merrett and Meg Taylor about Parker’s 20th Anniversary.  Houston visited the school originally in 1991 to tell the story of the school’s founding.  During her 2011 visit she was impressed by the way the school has grown and by how the times and public opinion about education have caught …

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