Author Archives: margaretjhaviland

Learning from the Master

By Leslie Barr This was my first Masterclass and I was thrilled that Westtown School supported my learning about conservation as it applies to my work as a biology teacher.   The class was titled “Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation.” I … Continue reading

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ACTFL Reflection

by Amy Liermann  I recently had the opportunity to attend the Annual ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.  This convention brings together over 7,000 language educators from various backgrounds, languages, and levels.  One … Continue reading

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When Roman Letters Meet Chinese “Characters”

By Bei Zhang and Jean Marí Hernández López The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) hosts an Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. This international event brings together more than 7,000 language educators from all languages, levels, … Continue reading

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Inspiration at AAR and CSEE

By Brian Blackmore Each fall, for the past 8 years, I have attended the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) annual gathering, the largest conference of Religious Studies and Theology scholars in the world. This is a special time for me … Continue reading

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2017 NAIS Equity Design Lab: Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Teacher’s Experience

By Jeanne Watson-Smith I attended the NAIS Equity Lab with a knowledge and love of brain research. Zaretta Hammond, Design Lab leader, connected my past professional development with what we know about best practices for fostering the learning of students … Continue reading

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Blu Seeds: Explorations and Reflections from the Adirondacks, Summer 2017

By Jeff Waring, Art Teacher at Westtown School  For the past 15 years or so, I’ve traveled to the northern Adirondack park, usually in mid July. Our family meets for a week at an old Great Camp just west of … Continue reading

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