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Students prepare for final presentations at Wharton

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in General | No Comments

Please join us the week of June 7-10 for the Fourth Quarter Exhibitions. As the fourth term of the school year comes to a close our students will present their work and projects to their peers, parents, guardians, and community members. We hope you will be part of this important part of the Workshop School’s educational process.…

Beginning with Trust

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in General | No Comments

The Workshop School has a very different vibe than most Philadelphia Public Schools. As a graduate student this year, I have had the opportunity to visit many schools in the area–public, charter, and private. The only school that I have visited this year that can be likened to the atmosphere at the Workshop School is a wealthy, private, suburban school, rooted in the Quaker tradition.…

10th Grade designing their own water filters

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in General | No Comments

The 10th grade has spent the last few weeks studying water filtration and the devastating water crisis in Flint, ailment Michigan. After researching both the political and environmental problems in Flint, try students investigated how water becomes contaminated. Now, students are designing their own water filters out of recycled materials, and thinking about how to prevent more crises in the future.…

Ms. Matthews’ advisory envisions, creates, and runs health fair for Workshop students, staff

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in General | No Comments

Ms. Matthews’ advisory studied the body and nutrition during the third term. As a culminating project, tadalafil the advisory created a health fair for the entire school. Students were responsible for designing and running their own health stations. The sophomores ran tables that taught visitors about healthy recipes, patient exercise techniques, sildenafil nutrition labels, and mindful living.…

Student leadership: Allowing students to have real agency

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in General | No Comments

Many schools claim to give students leadership opportunities, but in many ways, these opportunities are just façades. Teachers say students are leading, but in reality, the adults are doing a lot of work behind the scenes. At the Workshop School, teachers make sure that the “behind the scenes” work is student-led as well because if we want students to comprar cialis sublingual really learn, they must be involved in every step of the process, not just the end product.…

What brings us together? Stories, food, and stories about food

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in General | No Comments

On Thursday, March 10th, Urban Nutrition‘s Miki Palchick spoke to the Workshop School Home School Alliance about the importance of eating and cooking well. Miki shared easy, nutritious recipes with the HSA, and conducted a cooking demonstration with students. Additionally, Miki talked about how we are all connected through food.…

Dream It, Design It, Do It

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in General | No Comments

This winter Ms. Rowe’s advisory discussed the need for a peer mediation program at the Workshop School. Students desired to resolve conflicts on their own, and believed a program like this could help students who were struggling to get along with their peers. The school has never had a peer mediation program, and appeared to not have the physical space needed to hold confidential mediations between students.…

The last 5 days at the Workshop School? Limitless Possibilities are a Reality

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in General | No Comments

What has happened in the last 5 days at the Workshop School?

-9th graders attended the smash-hit Hamilton . (2/24)
-11th graders professionally painted a car using the latest technology. (2/25)
-Teachers engaged in thoughtful conversations about how to be a caring, consistent advisor. (2/26)
-9th graders designed, implemented, and led a tour of Philadelphia’s Underground Railroad.…

First City-Wide Abilities Panel Hosted at Workshop School

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in General | No Comments

On Tuesday, viagra order February 16, 2016 Megan Hayden and Adin Michelen organized the first School District of Philadelphia Abilities Panel. Ms. Meg and Mr. Adin invited SDP graduates and students to discuss their learning (dis)abilities. Parents, teachers, and students engaged in dialogue about the consequences of being labeled “learning disabled”, and how we as a community can come together to support all types of learners, no matter their learning style.…

Sit down to take your geometry test!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in General | No Comments

Across the city, students may be told to sit down to take their latest math exam, but at the Workshop School, students have demonstrated their geometric acumen by constructing chairs. Students in Mr. Lauterbach’s math class designed and built chairs after studying geometric principles regarding angles and shapes. Instead of proving a theorem with pencil and paper, Workshop Students’ skills were applied first in TinkerCad, an online design tool, and then in the shop.…