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Forsooth! Shakespeare For All

Posted June 15, 2021 in Articles

If you were to join my class for our first day of English 11, you’d be invited to pick up one of many notecards with a term like mushrump, hurly-burly, or hell-hated printed on it. We’d practice saying these silly words out loud, in different tones and voices. Some students might shout out with joy or anger; speak softly with sorrow; or whisper as if they are sharing a secret. It is quite a theatrical scene to witness and I always wait until we are wrapping up class to announce this colorful language is actually taken from the plays of... read more

Support Academic Growth at Home

Posted June 15, 2021 in Articles

Parents often wonder how to support academic growth during the long stretch of summer break. Here are some resources I recommend for practice at home. We've also prepared a printable PDF (click the green button... read more

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Cohen-Kiraly '09

Posted June 15, 2021 in Articles

Lawrence School, Class of 2009Cuyahoga Community College, Class of 2015Cleveland Institute of Art, Class of 2020 Since graduating from Lawrence, what have you been up to? My path after graduation definitely didn’t go as expected, but... read more

Hands-On Science is Hands Down the BEST!

Posted June 15, 2021 in Articles

A cacophony of varying volumes erupts in my fifth-grade science class. Oohs and ahhs, and even a few drawn-out ewwwwwws are all voiced. Today we are dissecting owl pellets, and what can I say? Hands-on... read more

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Moentmann '14

Posted May 17, 2021 in Articles

Lawrence School, Class of 2014College of Wooster, Class of 2018 Since graduating from Lawrence, what have you been up to? I earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the College of Wooster in 2018. Since then,... read more

Don't Slide This Summer

Posted May 17, 2021 in Articles

You might be thinking the last thing your child wants to do right after another busy school year is spend their summer reading, writing, and doing math. As a mom—I get the need for a... read more

My Responsive Classroom

Posted May 17, 2021 in Articles

Many of my own middle school memories involve a teacher standing at the head of the class, posing a question, and then calling on the few students who raised their hands. I also recall looking... read more

10 Fun Ways to Build Phonemic Awareness at Home

Posted April 07, 2021 in Articles

People often think reading begins with learning to sound out words you see. But most young children are actually getting ready to read long before they understand letters correlate to sounds. Reading begins with kids... read more

The College Non-Negotiable

Posted April 06, 2021 in Articles

Graduation is fast approaching and high school seniors everywhere are finding themselves face-to-face with the last major decision they’ll make before graduation—which school comes next? Together with their parents, they’ve been on what seems like... read more

Alumni Spotlight: Rachael Leitson '10

Posted April 01, 2021 in Articles

Lawrence School, Class of 2010Chapman University, Class of 2014 Since graduating from Lawrence, what have you been up to?After High School, I furthered my education—it was really important to me to continue to learn and grow.... read more

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