Is Block Scheduling the Way of the Future in Education?

student-centered learning, experiential learning

Block scheduling is an innovation in schools that has earned increasing support from educators, parents, and students. This type of scheduling allows for longer class periods that offer increased instruction time. Public and private high schools that adopt the block schedule are looking for increased student engagement and improved academic outcomes.  What, exactly, is block scheduling? And how can it improve learning?

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City as a Classroom

experiential learning, lifelong learning, Nashville

With a motto that includes“using the city as a classroom,” we are committed to giving our staff the tools they need to lead our students in a truly experiential learning model next year. One way we’ve done this is by challenging the traditional model of professional development that says to “sit in the seat and listen to the leader.” Instead, we are learning experientially as we prepare for the new school year.

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Celebrating International Museum Day at Templeton Academy

experiential learning, lifelong learning, Nashville

Did you know May 18 is International Museum Day? As educators at Templeton Academy, we feel lucky to live and work in a community ripe with historical and cultural attractions that capture the hearts of visitors from around the world.

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What It's Like to Teach Computer Science and Math at Templeton Academy DC: An Interview with David Sekora

experiential learning, Washington D.C.

The Templeton Academy approach to education is unique: lots of experiential learning, an emphasis on student learning for its own sake, a personalized classroom environment. We know that our students and families appreciate the Templeton Academy method, but what about the teachers that make it all possible?

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked David Sekora, a Computer Science and Mathematics teacher, to share some stories from his years teaching at Templeton Academy DC.

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Can Personalized Learning Prepare Students for 21st Century College, Work, and Life?

student-centered learning, experiential learning

BTWe know that the stakes feel high when it comes to education. Parents and students are often worrying about college options and career paths from the very beginning of the educational journey. 

Education is ultimately about helping each and every child thrive. The test scores and the college offers and the career paths will unfold naturally before the student who is passionate, engaged in learning, and confident in their own ability to learn and grow.

How do you encourage students in these qualities? You put them in a personalized, student-centered classroom environment. Keep reading as...

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