Have you ever thought about what makes a good student versus a skilled, lifelong learner?


Most schools focus on studying material, completing homework, participating in class; in other words, academic engagement. We expect those who enroll to be academically engaged, good students. Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world. The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

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Academic News

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  • Poetry by Abbey Zhu ’18

    In addition to earning Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Gold Key recognition, work by Abbey Zhu ’18 has been published in three national print magazines: Susquehanna University’s Apprentice Writer (“Ground Zero” Fall 2016, Vol. 34), Cicada Magazine (“Impediments” September/October 2016 issue) and Teen Ink (“It Can’t Be: a Villanelle” September 2016 issue). Click here to read her poems.
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  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Kicksoff on November 1!

    November is National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriMo), during which thousands of aspiring writers challenge themselves to pen 50,000 words in 30 days. And, the NaNoWriMo journey kicks off tomorrow for close to 40 NA students and teachers who will begin working towards their personal writing goals. NA participants set their own goals, such as a haiku a day, regular journal entries and chapters of a longer piece of work. Good luck to our creative writers! 
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