Tag Archives: sustainability

Realizing our Vision: Educating to our Mission

Westtown School graduated its first cohort of students who successfully completed our Deep Dive Certificate Program.  Starting six years ago I clerked two different committees over four years and worked with a number of other wonderfully creative and committed teachers … Continue reading

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Elementary Digital Magic

What happens when you invite film maker Rich Hoffman to help Primary Circle and First Grade students make stop animation films? You get a kind of magic tailor-made for our youngest learners for whom the world is a wondrous place for … Continue reading

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School Visits — Easy Magic Happens

Yesterday I joined three colleagues on a visit to The Lawrenceville School. I was joined by Beth Pellegrino, Westtown’s Director of Food Services, Tim Mountz, our Farm Manager, and Sustainable Food Educator, and Wade Tomlinson, our Director of Sustainability. We … Continue reading

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The Lake Restoration Project and Action Based Education Take One

Westtown School is in the middle of a major lake restoration project. Funded in part by donations from Westtown alumni, parents, and friends, right now the lake looks more like a construction project than the serene place for picnics and … Continue reading

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Knowing the Earth’s Limits

Elson Oshman Blunt, Upper School math, physics and economics teacher, was recently published in Friends Journal. In his article, Elson describes the basic ideas of ecological economics, which root traditional economic theory in principles of environmental science.  The attention to sustainability, … Continue reading

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