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“Love what you teach, and they will love it too.”

March 24, 2022

By: Barry Soltz Playing Pokémon with my children is something we both enjoy – I get to spend time with them and they get to be excited about playing the beloved game. Part of Pokémon ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Stella Garibaldi

March 3, 2022

As a young girl, Stella Garibaldi’s mother owned and operated a Montessori preschool, so you could say, teaching is part of her DNA. In high school, she helped supervise classes at the preschool and found ...

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The Power of Instructional Language

February 14, 2022

By: Nichole Morrissey Instructional Language is what we say and do in a classroom to teach new information. One way we use this is by intentionally and systematically increasing students’ understanding of vocabulary. When a ...

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What are your Pronouns?

January 20, 2022

By: Teri Truog, Lower School Teacher That’s a common, but relatively new question we all hear these days. As a middle-aged woman who considers herself open-minded and inclusive, I do admit I am not adept ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Holly Hangauer

January 7, 2022

In 2012, Mrs. Holly Hangauer was going to school at the University of Missouri Kansas City for art education when someone approached her about becoming a Waldorf teacher. She participated in a summer training program ...

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The Writing Revolution

December 16, 2021

By: Ann Kavanaugh, Middle School Teacher This year, Horizon Academy is focusing on a different approach to teaching writing: The Writing Revolution (TWR).  One of the essential aspects of this method is the recognition that ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Barry Soltz

December 7, 2021

For more than 26 years, Mr. Barry Soltz has been continuously trying to find new ways to make science interactive and fun for students. Part of the reason he pursued a career in science and special ...

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Number Sense and 10

November 18, 2021

By Brenna Watson, Lower School Teacher It’s not uncommon that a special education teacher is led to the profession because of their own struggles in school. For me, it was math. I remember feeling so ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Teri Truog

November 8, 2021

Mrs. Teri Truog has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. She had many teachers who influenced her throughout her life, and she was continually reinforced with the thought that ...

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Yes, I have Dyslexia!

October 18, 2021

By Shaynee Sherwood, Lower School Teacher “What is it like having dyslexia?” I have been asked this question dozens of times since my own diagnosis in 2nd grade, and for a long time, I was ...

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