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Blue School NYC educators explore the transformative power of Balance in school and at home. Parents, teachers and educational experts share ideas and offer possibilities for finding our footing in today's ever-changing landscape.

On Balance: Parenting and Education Blue School

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Blue School NYC educators explore the transformative power of Balance in school and at home. Parents, teachers and educational experts share ideas and offer possibilities for finding our footing in today's ever-changing landscape.

    V is for Voting with Kate Farrell

    V is for Voting with Kate Farrell

    PBS Kids for Parents describe V is for Voting as a, "playful, though powerful book,” that “engages little readers in the tenants of democracy and activism through rhyming text and colorful works of art." In this episode, Dawn Williams speaks with author, editor and Blue School parent Kate Farrell. They discuss Kate’s new picture book and how it can provoke conversations with children about history, democracy, and civic participation. Kate shares her writing experience and process, and offers ideas for how families with children of all ages can get involved. Visit Blue School's website to learn more about our education philosophy and how to apply. BlueSchool.org

    • 28 min
    Building Community through Admissions with Genevieve Little

    Building Community through Admissions with Genevieve Little

    In this episode, Dawn Williams speaks with Blue School’s Director of Admissions, Genevieve Little. Genevieve shares what the Blue School admissions process looks like, how children are involved in the admissions process, tips for combating Zoom fatigue during assessments, and what excites her about doing this work. Visit Blue School's website to learn more about our education philosophy and how to apply. BlueSchool.org

    • 25 min
    Whose History are we Teaching? with Corey Pickering

    Whose History are we Teaching? with Corey Pickering

    In this episode, Dawn Williams speaks with one of Blue School’s founding Middle School teachers, Corey Pickering, who has centered social justice, self and social awareness, and community engagement into the pedagogy of the Middle School curriculum and culture. Corey shares the intention and foundation of Blue School’s Integrated Studies program, a co-taught and fully cohesive science and history course. She reflects on the necessity of challenging common narratives, and why we must examine who, and what, has been left out. Visit Blue School's website to learn more about our education philosophy and how to apply. BlueSchool.org

    • 33 min
    Approaching Math with an Open Heart with Meredith Lorber

    Approaching Math with an Open Heart with Meredith Lorber

    In this episode, Dawn Williams speaks with Meredith Lorber, Blue School’s Director of Middle School Teaching and Learning. Meredith started as Blue School's Math Specialist and continues to work closely with teachers across grades. Meredith shares her experience developing the math program at Blue School, ideas for creating a positive math culture and mindset, and helpful tools for parents to approach this work with their children. Visit Blue School's website to learn more about our education philosophy and how to apply. BlueSchool.org

    • 29 min
    Welcome to the School Year with Rebecca Skinner

    Welcome to the School Year with Rebecca Skinner

    We’re excited to launch Season Two of On Balance with guest Rebecca Skinner, Blue School’s Interim Head of School. Rebecca shares her favorite back to school memories, her first impressions of Blue School, and hopes for our community during this transition period. Rebecca was the Founding Head of the International School of Brooklyn and was most recently a member of the team that launched The Dwight School in Dubai. Visit Blue School's website to learn more about our education philosophy and how to apply. BlueSchool.org

    • 29 min
    Parenting through Uncertainty with Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen

    Parenting through Uncertainty with Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen

    In our Season One Finale, Dawn Williams speaks with Blue School Advisory Board member Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen. Larry shares tools and suggestions for how to parent, play, and foster autonomy through the uncertainty created by COVID-19. Larry is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play, play therapy, and the author of parenting books including: Playful Parenting, The Opposite of Worry and The Art of Roughhousing. Visit Blue School's new website to learn more about our education philosophy and Fall 2020 offerings. BlueSchoolConnected.org

    • 34 min

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