Books About Living More Closely to Nature

Lowell School’s science teacher and outdoor educator, Lucas Kelly, has spent a lifetime exploring the out-of-doors and delving into what it means to live more closely to nature. He has compiled this list of books that will deepen...

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Thinking Out Loud While Reading Together

If you’ve felt as though your child is being asked to learn more and think more deeply than you were asked to at your age, you’re not imagining things. The current standards are pushing students to be active learners who think...

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Prepping for a High School Interview

by Liz Yee

Is your middle schooler applying to high school programs? Do you want to ensure that they are prepared for the interview? This might be the first time that your child has had the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation about...

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Terms and Conditions: Reading the Fine Print

All of us have signed up for accounts online—whether they are for online banking, signing up our children for extracurricular activities, or reading the news. Before our accounts are complete, however, we must usually click an...

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Making the Most of Summer Reading

Now that we’ve been out of school for a while, it’s time to dig out that summer reading list. What’s that you say? “It’s summer, kids should be able to relax and enjoy their vacation. Why do our kids have ‘homework’ over the...

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6 Journaling Ideas to Spark Your Child’s Interest in Nature

Experiencing nature is deeply rooted to touching, smelling, seeing, hearing and tasting. We may not be able to see the bird in the tree, but we know it is there because we can hear its call. There is no better taste than wild...

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Video Games and ESports in Schools

Many of our students are immersed in the world of gaming. Video games have been around for decades, from the advent of Pong to today’s lifelike gaming environments. My first contact with competitive video-gaming occurred in the...

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Black Boys in Literature Book List

Inspired by The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys, we created a study group at our school called “Black Boys and Literature.” The teachers in our group worked with children ranging from two-year-olds to middle school...

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Techless Tech Activities for Kids

While many children love to spend their free time exploring the outdoors, playing with friends, building structures, and otherwise stretching their imagination, the advent of the omnipresent screen has altered the balance of play....

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In Nature with Children: 10 Ways to Encourage a Sense of Adventure

In Gary Nabhan and Stephen Trimble’s, The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places, two influential outdoor education advocates write about the deep connection that children forge with the environment, natural and...

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