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Cyberbullying & Digital Drama

Connecting current events, social and emotional learning, technology, and art, Dirk Tiede, our Cyber Civics teacher and accomplished artist, created beautiful comic book panels to accompany a recent lesson on cyberbullying. In every bullying situation, there are three...

Social and Emotional Learning, a New Model for Learning

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions, is being...

“Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.”

By Dirk Tiede, Cyber Civics Teacher In early September I attended the “Humanity + Tech”  conference at the MIT Media Lab. It featured Joi Ito, the director of the Media Lab, Glen Murphy, the head of user experience at Google, and even Bo Burnham, the director of the...

A Window into the Eighth Grade Language Arts Curriculum

A language arts curriculum generally focuses on words—reading words, writing words, speaking words and listening to words. Words are powerful, mystical, and musical. They evoke strong feelings and can paint beautiful pictures. Rudolf Steiner says that “our task is to...