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Window on The Woods

Keep up with all the great Woods stories by visiting Window on The Woods, The Official Blog of The Woods Academy. Here we will feature posts from our teachers, students, and other members of The Woods community.

When Your Child Does not Want to Go to School
Dr. Handy, Director of Guidance

When a student appears to be “uncomfortable” about going to school, this should be a sign to parents that they need to explore what is happening during the course of a school day. Why is their child disheartened?

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The Science of Teaching
Ms. Firstenberg, 6th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Mrs. Tanzi, Mrs. Papazian, and I had the opportunity to attend The Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy at St. Andrew's Episcopal School from July 23-27 where we learned about the latest and most cutting edge mind, brain, and education research. The Woods has partnered with St. Andrew's and their Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) to send a few teachers to this conference every year for the next three years.

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The Resilient Child
Dr. Handy, Director of Guidance

In our fast paced and changing world, as parents, most of us are firmly committed to developing resiliency in our children.

With the level of parent information available today, it can be difficult at times to extricate that which is first and foremost in giving children all that they need to become successful adults. We can all agree that it takes sturdy character for all human beings to navigate successfully in this world. It is this sense of character, this resiliency that must be our legacy to the next generation.

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Playing Sports Smart
Mrs. Ricca, Athletic Director

It’s no secret that most kids really enjoy playing sports. Did you know that participating in sports offers tremendous social, emotional, and physical benefits for children?

One of the most devastating things that can happen to a child, is becoming injured and having to sit out during a season. Here are some tips to help prevent injury and keep your child in the game!

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