At New Covenant School, our six words of servanthood aren't just fancy words we put on a poster. We integrate them into every aspect of our teaching -- from our daily chapel discussions to our art projects to our academic studies and our play together. Ask our students what our [...]
Everyone knows that regular reading experiences at home are very important for a child’s reading development. But how do parents become good coaches for their children? Here is a list of DO’S and DON’T’S to get you started.
Each day at New Covenant School’s elementary program begins with us gathered as a community in worship. We say about ourselves “before we are a learning community, we are first a worshipping community.” One of the distinctives of our daily worship is storytelling.
Our English word character derives from a Greek word meaning to engrave or inscribe upon. Unlike “personality,” which can be used to describe something fairly superficial, character describes who we are—or who we are not—at a deep level.
Does “education” have a goal, a purpose? Is it mainly focused on getting a job? Or is the end goal to become a particular kind of person? Is it more about identifying a student’s unique interests and passions; or is helping children fit into and function productively within an increasingly complex world the higher priority? Should a school focus more on equipping students with knowledge, skills and competencies, or on developing students as women and men of “character”?
Essential? Come on! Really? Isn’t drama an extra, a nice add-on when you have the time? No! Drama is one of the most powerful tools available to an educator. Here are 5 reasons why...