To be EPIC!
To EMPOWER students and teachers with the skills they need to succeed in both the classroom and their lives.
To be PROGRESSIVE in our educational approach, differentiating on an individual basis.
To create an INCLUSIVE educational environment for our students and staff.
To COLLABORATE with everyone in our students’ lives, creating a sense of community that transcends our program’s walls.
I recently attended the Trauma Research Foundation’s Annual Trauma Conference, a three-day event jam-packed with research, workshops, and small group discussions, hosted virtually in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. This colloquium created space for people around the world to share their personal and professional experiences with trauma-work. One theme consistently discussed across a wide range of disciplines was the degree to which trauma affects a person’s neuroception, our subconscious system for detecting danger […]
This year, as one portion of our newly-developing social studies curriculum, we’re doing something extra special for our students and our community. We are finding individuals who have lived through and experienced firsthand some of our most impactful moments in history and asking them to share their stories with us. Some of the events we’re covering are well-known history class staples, while others have been overshadowed by revisionism and whitewashing. We want to empower our students with opportunities to hear about their history from a variety of perspectives in order to approach the world with more empathy and information than any generation that has come before them [..]
Summer is here! Usually this would mean that it’s time to go to our favorite amusement parks, crowded boardwalks, or vacation homes with extended family and friends. As we all know, this summer looks very different from those of the past. We probably shouldn’t be renting Citi Bikes or public paddle boats. We probably shouldn’t be heading to theaters and public pools. We probably shouldn’t take the subway to Coney Island or Rockaway Beach […]