PE and Athletics at ISTP

ISTP Middle School students learn at least 15 different sports/games by the end of 8th grade.
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Kate's Blog: Inspiring Inquiry at ISTP

Every fall and spring, ISTP faculty participate in an all-day Teacher In-Service, allowing the faculty to dig deep into a topic, strategy, or issue and spend the day learning, discussing, reflecting, and planning. This past Monday, the entire...

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Guest Blogger: Kate Lussen: Let Summer Be a Time for Discovery

Me and my cousins during our Long Island summers (left) and my daughters and their friends in the Adirondacks last summer (right).
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Kate's Blog: Bilingualism, Brains, and Back-to-School

As I left the Cohn Campus after the State of the School just a two short weeks ago, my heart was warm from the sense of community I felt at the reception, my spirit was lifted by the enthusiasm of the parents when we toured the latest updates to...

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Social Emotional Learning Beyond the Classroom: The Playground at ISTP

ISTP's Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program is now in its 3rd year of being an explicit part of the curriculum. We have established progressions for all grade levels and continue to refine them as the students gain more skills each year. But...

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The Essence of an “E” in Early Years and Elementary School

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What is Developmentally Appropriate?

This past month, ISTP hosted a training by the Gesell Institute (http://www.gesellinstitute.org). A large portion of the training focused on an overview of developmental ages and stages, which was a wonderful reminder and confirmation that ISTP...

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I believe in the ISTP bilingual journey...

ISTP offers daycare for faculty children in the week that teachers are back to work before school starts. I had planned to leave my daughter, who was in Nursery at ISTP last year, in her summer daycare until the day school started, but changed my...

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Singapore Math at ISTP

Reviewing the Math Programs:

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Kate's Blog: Following Social Emotional Learning in the Elementary School

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