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Our Student Mental Health and Wellness Approach

Harley News One of the most significant changes in schools in the past ten years has been an increased awareness of student mental health and wellness needs. Harley has long endeavored to promote student wellness, and in the past several years, we have [...]

Our Student Mental Health and Wellness Approach2019-04-03T15:07:08-04:00

Teaching Applied Empathy to Children

Harley News There are several types of empathy: emotional empathy, when you feel an emotional pull; cognitive empathy, when you think about how someone might feel; and applied empathy, acting in a compassionate way toward someone else. As parents, we want to encourage [...]

Teaching Applied Empathy to Children2019-02-13T11:34:59-04:00

Sink and Float: Hands on Learning in a Primary Class

Harley News One of our Primary classes started a new unit, sink and float, this fall. This particular exploration involved the scientific skills of prediction, observation, and investigation (to name just a few). by Beth Bailey and Meredith Cavallaro, [...]

Sink and Float: Hands on Learning in a Primary Class2018-12-17T15:37:19-04:00

Grade 9, “Rights and Responsibilities” class, field study

Harley News "Rights and Responsibilities" is a modern-day take on civics and a required class for all Grade 9 students. On a rainy Friday, November 3rd, the Trimester I Rights & Responsibilities class (required for all Grade 9 students) [...]

Grade 9, “Rights and Responsibilities” class, field study2018-12-17T15:03:49-04:00

Motor Skill Development in Action in Our Primary Classrooms

Harley News Motor skill development is an important part of our Primary classrooms. Motor Skill Development in Action By Meredith Cavallaro, Primary faculty   Note: Our Primary classes combine Kindergarten and Grade 1 to offer students continuity during a [...]

Motor Skill Development in Action in Our Primary Classrooms2018-11-27T10:02:10-04:00

Winslow Natural Playground & Outdoor Learning Center

Harley News Today, there is growing awareness of the need for children to take risks in play as well as to conduct play in natural settings. Outdoor play and learning has been part of Harley since our very beginning. [...]

Winslow Natural Playground & Outdoor Learning Center2018-10-25T10:08:44-04:00

Grade 4: Punkin’ Chunkin’, STEAM in Action

Harley News Punkin’ Chunkin’ is a fun-filled, shared learning experience that challenges our Grade 4 students to design and build their own pumpkin-launching mechanism. Developed four years ago, the project culminates in an outdoor (weather permitting) test launch where [...]

Grade 4: Punkin’ Chunkin’, STEAM in Action2018-10-24T13:04:21-04:00

Learning Adventures Close-up with Nature: Kids Afield!

Harley News Kids Afield is a weekly outdoor expedition that gives our Kindergarten students a chance to engage with nature through the lens of a digital camera. Season to season, in sunshine or snow, the children explore the Harley campus and document their discoveries. [...]

Learning Adventures Close-up with Nature: Kids Afield!2018-10-17T20:21:57-04:00

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge: The Harley School’s Biomimicry Club Places Third with huMANGROVE

Harley News The Upper School Biomimicry Club at The Harley School recently earned third place in the Biomimicry Institute’s national Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge. The design concept competition encourages young people to develop bio-inspired solutions to real-world sustainability problems. Working in teams with an [...]

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge: The Harley School’s Biomimicry Club Places Third with huMANGROVE2018-10-17T20:22:00-04:00