Category: Teaching and Learning

For Teachers: Creativity in the Classroom

From our connections in the American Psychological Association’s CPSE, we learned of a new web series focused on creativity! (Entirely topical for our active summer classrooms, we feel.) Through the use of interviews with renowned scholars in the field and practice based narrative, the module gives an overview of the use of creativity in a […]

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Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships Open for 7th Graders

We’d like to share an opportunity with ATDP’s low-income families that include current 7th graders. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program has just opened its application process. This scholarship provides college-bound young scholars with financial and advising support through the end of high school. We encourage strong students whose families have financial need […]

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From the Counselor: Reflection on Failure

By: Christine Gerchow, PhD In his book, “Failing Forward,” John Maxwell argues that successful people take a specific approach to failure. They tend to take responsibility, learn from mistakes, understand that failure is part of the learning process, and continue to take risks and persevere. Maxwell calls this approach “failing forward.” At ATDP, students who […]

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S’12 Newsletter Issue 3: Mastery Through Metacognition, This Week at ATDP

Inside this issue… Features This Week at ATDP: The Writing Process students meet trees, Environmental Science create ecosystems, and Cognitive Neuroscience students visit the Brain Imaging Center The ATDP Challenge Class Photos SD3200.4 The Writing Process SD3278 Environmental Science SD3281 Cognitive Neuroscience S1202 Campus Tour (Exploration) S1210 Lunchtime Juggling (Exploration) S1212 Cartooning (Exploration) S1218 Robotics […]

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Welcome to Week 4!

Welcome to week four of ATDP. This week, you’re carrying half the summer’s work on your shoulders, looking forward at the other half, and thinking, “How on Earth am I going to carry all of this weight?” Here’s the good part: once the reality of the task ahead settles in, you take a deep breath […]

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