No Good Options

We have been reading Alan Gratz’s Refugee (Scholastic, 2017) together since mid-November, and expect it to wrap up this month. There are days we read and then I shut the book for a moment to discuss both the details of the story and the history behind it, and there are days I shut the book […]

The Power of Partnership

Partnership is a key ingredient of what distinguishes life at Miquon from many other schools. One central partner relationship is between families and teachers. Another is between teaching partners within classrooms and across grade band teams. Classroom teachers and specialists partner around curriculum year-round and during conference weeks especially. The partnership I am focusing on […]

In the Loop

Pollyanna  by Kemper Pollyanna is a gift exchange that takes place right before winter break. it is a tradition to celebrate it in Diane and Sarah’s ⅚ class. This is how Pollyanna works: everybody picks a name out of a hat and they can not tell anybody that name. (That person is their Pollyanna.) We […]

Lifting Veils

How do spaces held sacred by a community reflect and communicate the world view and values of the people for whom the space is sacred? This is the question at the root of our work this winter, and as our exploration continues, we will invite the group to reflect directly on that question and post […]

In the Loop

While this is being published in early January, 2019, in fact it is the last post of 2018 from our group. Enjoy! We look forward to reconvening next week. Blog Process by Tessa Every month, Diane and Sarah’s group brainstorms topics that are new on the whiteboard, and then we each get a topic to […]