The Fall/Winter 2019 Georgian highlights some of our outstanding faculty members and the research, testing, and on-going learning they model for George School students. The articles teachers have written for this issue come from their professional development plans and demonstrate their commitment to ongoing research, risk-taking, and improvement. The issue is now available online.
Learn about Project-Based Learning from History Teacher Meredith Alford ’01 and about using video instruction to supplement live, hands-on demonstrations in the Painting and Drawing Studio with Arts Teacher Jō Adachi. Director of Learning Center Services Minnie Lee shares a goal-setting and attainment tool called WOOP and English Teacher Kim McGlynn highlights the importance of play in the classroom. Also included are Math Teacher Travis Ortogero’s reflections on teaching Artificial Intelligence and a student’s perspective on the course from Sean Kelly ’19.
Feature articles in this issue include Rodney Glasgow: The Power of a Whisper, an example of Project-Based Learning that had students walking the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and Seeing the World through AP Human Geography, a new required class for freshmen at George School. Other feature articles include National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Kevin Fox, a profile about Kevin’s experience in the Arctic this past summer, and Shining a Light on the Global Refugee Crisis, a profile about Celeste Huang-Menders ’22 and her family’s photojournalism project.
We hope you enjoy reading these articles and that wherever you are, in the spirit of George School, you, too, are always learning.