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Grads Take Away Important Life Lessons from TCS Group Gatherings!

Each day at The Children's School begins with a tradition known as "Group Gathering." The entire school community comes together in a circle in the gym. Each day a different student runs the meeting -- giving important announcements, acknowledging visitors or new students, and introducing any topic, speaker or group song to sing. At this year's eight grade graduation, our TCS Director of Curriculum and Intruction, Ms. Christina Martin, pulled from the experience of Group Gatherings as part of her inspirational comencement speech: Life Lessons From Group Gathering (excerpts from Ms. Christina Martin's 2019 commencement address) "...And now I'd like to talk for a moment about Group Gathering.

Congratulations to Our Published Authors!

We're so proud that several members of our TCS community authored chapters in recent academic or educational publications. Ms. Gloria Mitchell, eighth grade teacher and high school transition coordinator at TCS, published an article titled "Thinking Through Failure" in School Studies in Education, Volume 16, Issue 1 by University of Chicago Press. "Any activity that involves making choices entails the risk of failure, and the more personally meaningful the choices are, the more deeply felt the failure will be," explains Ms. Mitchell. "Drawing on my experiences in supervising the self-chosen, long-term projects of my eighth-grade students, I argue that it is neither possible nor desirable to

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John Dewey

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