We had a great discussion today of why modeling is so essential in teaching. It’s a basic, fundamental law – somewhat like gravity. Teachers, more so than many professions, must model what they want. If you want students to be problem solvers, then be a problem solver. If you want a caring community, then be […]
We just wrapped up the first week of planning with our staff. As a math guy, it’s difficult for me to capture the emotions that were experienced last week. Let me just say it was really, really amazing. Six new teachers, six returning teachers, the secretary, the principal and the SSA all planned together. Our […]
The Workshop School and the mighty EVX Team have done it again! We are delighted to announce that the team was invited to participate in the first ever White House Maker Faire on June 18. A team of seven Workshop School students, two teachers, and principal Simon Hauger will attend the event, which will feature […]
There’s no question about the benefits of using technology to support teaching and learning. It’s efficient, it prepares students for college and careers, and at its best, it allows for personalization. There’s also no shortage of challenges. We spend a lot of time worrying about the time students can waste on technology, or whether they […]
We’re just over halfway into our first year as a full high school. We’re asking students to learn through project work, and we’re doing the same thing as a staff. One of our co-founders, Aiden Downey, talks a lot about what we learn by working on the school, and the importance of doing that work […]
The Workshop School is now enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. We will be adding 90 freshman this coming school year. To apply, you need to fill out the School District of Philadelphia’s application (http://philasd.org/highschoolselection). To learn more about our school, read on AND visit us at the high school fair November 16th! (www.phillyhighschoolfair.com). If […]
Last year, FreshDirect, an on-line grocery and delivery service new to the Philadelphia area, was incredibly generous in providing Sustainability Workshop students fresh healthy food. We enjoyed a wonderful variety of fresh fruits, salads, and entrees. Mango, pineapple, apples, oranges, bananas, and spinach all became staples of our diet. Earlier this year, FreshDirect challenged Workshop students […]
We are trying to find 60 ninth grade students for the fall of 2013. We’re out talking to West Philadelphia K-8s and Middle Schools this week. If you are interested in our program, please check out our information sheet here: Workshop Student Information Sheet Questions, please send an email to email@example.com.