Category Archives: Teaching

Returning Home to Field

On Thursday evening, October 18, 2012, The Field School hosted the first of two “Elements of Education” forums as part of celebrating its 40th anniversary. This panel discussion focused on the ideas in the book The Element by Sir Ken … Continue reading

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Bridget McKeogh on Field Athletics

For four years Bridget McKeogh worked as the assistant Athletic Director in Field’s Athletics Office. This year, Bridget made the transition to AD and is working with new assistant AD Erik Borresen. In addition to her athletic duties, Bridget teaches … Continue reading

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Field’s 11th Grade “Transcendentalism Project”

Malikah Goss is Field’s Assistant College Counselor and has also been one of our 11th grade English teachers since 2008. She spends much of the second semester guiding her students through our Transcendentalism Project, a different way of encountering important … Continue reading

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The Uses of Homework: How Much is Enough (or too much)?

Ask any older student about school and, soon enough, the word “homework” will come up.  And it’s understandable.  For most students in grades 7-12, homework is an unavoidable fact of life.  At some schools homework is the reason why a … Continue reading

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RIP, Steve Jobs—”Think Different.”

Since we first started incorporating computers into the fabric of The Field School, we have been an Apple kind of place.  Dale Johnson, now our head of school, built our first network at the old Wyoming Avenue campus, and many … Continue reading

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The NW Current Covers Field’s Summer Reading

The summer of 2011 featured another piece of summer reading for the whole school: Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth.  It’s a classic tale of a boy, utterly bored with his life, who is lured on a journey of adventure through … Continue reading

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No APs? Field is Ahead of the Curve

The most recent New York Times Sunday Magazine was the paper’s “Education Issue,” and the cover story (“What If the Secret to Success Is Failure” by Paul Tough) was about two educators who have been developing some new ways of … Continue reading

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