These days, you can google pretty much anything and be rewarded with multiple pages of results. Thinking about the first days of school, I did a google search on quotes and sayings, reminiscing about my days as a classroom teacher. Reading through several pages of quotes, I saw some that were funny, and not entirely untrue:
“The first day of school – the day when the countdown to the LAST day of school begins”,
many were inspirational:
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops,” - Henry Brooks Adams
and some were just plain cute:
“Be the reason a child smiles today.”
I do not know what I was looking for, but when I read the following quote, I immediately thought of The Harbor School:
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. – Ignacio Estrada
This is the precise reason that we have small class sizes, two experienced teachers, and a wealth of resources at our fingertips. We make it our mission to get to know each and every child. We put in that extra time and effort to reach each child. It is true that your children are known, nurtured, celebrated, and challenged to reach their greatest potential. As we often say at The Harbor School, your child is unique. Our inquiry-based curriculum is flexible enough to be tweaked for different types of learners; our lessons are academically rigorous, yet also interesting and thought-provoking.
Teachers participate in professional development to keep them apprised of new research, they incorporate topics that will engage students, that will open their eyes, inspire their minds, and propel them to want to learn more, more, more!
As we are concluding the first week of school, while some may be counting down the days already, at Harbor we are gearing up for another 36 weeks of invigorated learning!