Three Steps a School Should Take to Unlock Your Teen's Potential

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Jul 20, 2018 11:22:52 AM
Smaller is better.

Say goodbye to crowded classrooms. With small classes, teachers can move away from lectures and work individually with each student, vary classroom activities and approaches, and tailor curriculum to promote engagement and maximize academic progress.
Comments at the end of the semester come too late.

Daily written feedback allows students to make small adjustments that lead to big results. Research demonstrates that  real time  feedback helps students to be more proactive in their own learning and create strategies for success. It’s simple – when students are taught how to improve, they do.
Personalization needs to be more than a buzzword.

Teens have interests, but without opportunities to pursue them, interests wither. True personalization requires flexible academic programs that emphasize fieldwork, research, and experimentation in a  resource rich  environment. By encouraging students to pursue focused studies beyond the classroom, we stimulate intellectual curiosity, encourage choice, and make learning fun.

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Topics: Inquiry, Student-Centered, Real-World Learning

How to Spot Student-Centered Inquiry and Why It's Important

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Nov 18, 2017 9:04:00 AM

It begins with inquiry. At The Winchendon School (TWS), engaged student learning means more than asking “What do you want to learn?” At TWS engaged learning begins with asking “Why?” Inquiry-based learning triggers curiosity. Following that curiosity is the responsibility of the student while guided by the teacher.

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Topics: Academics, Inquiry, Student-Centered, Real-World Learning

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