Though often considered a supplement to classroom instruction, emerging technologies can and should complement teaching by enhancing differentiation and engagement. However, technologies — be they hardware or software — should be a means to an educational end; it is important
October 11, International Day of the Girl Child, was established by the UN General Assembly in response to the need for greater opportunities for girls, especially in education and health, and for greater protection from domestic violence, forced child marriage,
Fifth grade graduation is a cherished tradition at Symonds Elementary School. The graduation ceremony begins with the students singing one of our school songs, “Hail Symonds School,” written 20 years ago by fifth-grade classes with the assistance of a local
Like all elementary schools, Symonds has its own distinct culture. The development and maintenance of the school environment requires intention and daily work. Social curriculum and academic collaboration require clarity and consistency throughout the building. Symonds art, music, PE, and
In the fall of 2007, a new fifth-grade student arrived at Symonds Elementary School. His demeanor was reserved, and his attitude about attending a new school was skeptical. For this 11-year-old, life started in an orphanage, and many of his
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