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Posted March 4, 2013
St. Andrew's Episcopal School and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning were the subject of a centerpiece on the Education page in Monday's edition of The Washington Post as a story by Valerie Strauss, titled "Brains Behind the Classes," highlighted the school and the way in which it utilizes the latest in brain research to improve teaching and learning.
Posted January 31, 2013
"Think Differently and Deeply," the recent publication from the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's, was recently highlighted by former head of school, and now educational consultant, Jonathan Martin.
Posted January 10, 2013
Last fall, educational leader Grant Lichtman chose St. Andrew's as one of the 64 schools he visited across the United States to explore teaching and learning innovation. Grant summarized the innovative work of St. Andrew's teachers and its CTTL in his blog post "New Brain Research Partnerships, Design Thinking Lead the Charge at St. Andrews, Potomac".
Posted November 9, 2012
St. Andrew's and its CTTL were featured in a recent Potomac Almanac article. Check it out.
Posted October 21, 2012
Grant Lichtman might be undertaking one of the best educational adventures of all time as he searchers for innovative schools. See what insight he gained from visiting one such innovative school, St. Andrew's, last week.
Fourth Through Eighth Grade Students Conduct Cutting-Edge Research with The Johns Hopkins University
Posted May 25, 2012
St. Andrew's commitment to connecting science with learning was on full display Thursday afternoon as 4th through 8th grade students provided data, that included their saliva, for the "Peer Relationships, Stress, and Academic Performance" study.
Posted April 2, 2012
Project will investigate how peer relationships in the 2nd through 8th grades influence students’ stress levels and academic outcomes. New scientific knowledge in this area will help educators at St. Andrew’s, Johns Hopkins, and beyond, to understand how peer relationships contribute to academic success.
Posted March 21, 2012
The 2012 NAIS Conference in Seattle Washington was all about innovation and charting new instructional opportunities in the classroom for play, passion and purpose. While the landscape for design thinking is gaining familiarity, the guiding map is still muddy. There is general agreement that a guiding map is needed, but what view are we looking for? For some, the mile-high view suffices, but other practitioners are cruising down uncharted highways at a slightly tighter scale. We all aim towards innovation, but what is the direction?
Posted March 16, 2012
The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's, in partnership with the Dana Foundation, celebrated Brain Awareness Week from March 12 to March 18.
Posted February 13, 2012
The seventh century Chinese emperor Yangdi (581-618) is usually remembered as the leader who led China into a series of debilitating wars and built great canals. But perhaps, Yangdi’s most lasting legacy is his development of the world’s first standardized testing system. What impact has his legacy had on modern education, imagination and the value of creativity?