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Computer Science in Lower School

By Colby Van Alen Getting coffee one day I ran into a Westtown graduate and she asked what I’ve been doing since school let out. Computer science work at school was my response. “What, really? In First Grade? That is … Continue reading

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When a Debate Is an Opportunity for Improving Collegiality

Recently, the Lower School faculty devoted a faculty meeting to debating whether or not teaching cursive was worth the time it takes in the program. Teachers were divided into four teams and sent out to research the role and place … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Othello and Modern Information Literacy

In the months leading up to Christmas vacation, Westtown’s library was a buzz with students researching topics that included  House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood, Gossip Girl and Quentin Tarantino. Questions were raised about ambition, loyalty and whether it is better … Continue reading

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NSTA — WT Science Teachers Connect in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has a long history of being a center for scientific research from the days of Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush and the founding of the American Philosophical Society through to the city’s hosting of important conferences on science and … Continue reading

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Flipped Curriculum

By Jon Kimmel,  Middle School Math, History & Film Teacher Several of us went to hear Eric Mazur talk to an ADVIS gathering on January 19 at Malvern Prep. Mazur is a Physics professor at Harvard who has become fashionable … Continue reading

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