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In the Classroom

List of 10 news stories.

  • Putting New Ideas to Work

    As faculty continue to develop their Exploration mini-courses for next year, some faculty have also created opportunities to teach in longer blocks. Sixth grade team members Tracy Blaisdell and Rick Zeller recently combined class periods on consecutive days to create extended class time....
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  • Progress Report: Derryfield's Academic Vision

    Three years ago Derryfield launched a process to examine our teaching, our academic program, and our daily schedule.  As we have shared with you in Cougar Tracks, at Parent Night presentations, Middle and Upper School communications meetings, and through many parent forums, this has been exciting and energizing work, in which we’ve sought to keep the best of what has always worked at Derryfield and add the best of what’s new in the brain-science of teaching and learning....
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  • Math Team Continues to Add Up Wins

    Derryfield's Math Team continues to thrive and grow, testing their computational skills in state-wide and regional competitions. On the home front, the team won the NH SMASH season for the small division - their main travel competition for a season that extends over five months....
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  • Innovation Breakfast Fosters Networking

    Throughout the morning of Wednesday, February 20, the Gateway conference room was alive with the buzz and chatter of innovation. A cohort of inventive students gathered with members of the Derryfield community, as well as local professionals and businesspeople, to share ideas in the spirit of entrepreneurship. Dean of Innovation Dr. Masoni envisioned the inaugural Innovation Breakfast as an opportunity for STEM-X students to make valuable connections with adults working in their fields of interest, and it more than lived up to his expectations....
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  • Making Time for What We Value

    This month, we shared the new schedule in seven sessions with students and parents. The response has been overwhelmingly one of excitement. The new schedule makes time for what we value: relationships, community, exploration, and excellent teaching and learning. As we worked with our schedule consultants and the DS community, we focused on a number of priorities....
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  • A Look at the Pace of School

    This fall, faculty have been crafting a new Derryfield schedule as well as the new courses in the Academic Vision. Since the schedule consultant visit in September, the Schedule Committee and the general faculty have been evaluating three models proposed, and have developed a hybrid. The goals of our new schedule include, among others....
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  • Academic Vision Update

    We are excited to share our first post of the year in our ongoing series to keep the community informed of our progress towards Derryfield’s new Academic Vision and schedule, which will be implemented in the fall of 2019....
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  • Derryfield Welcomes New Faculty

    Derryfield is thrilled to welcome seven new members of the teaching faculty for the 2018-2019 school year. These teachers have already made a strong impression on their students, and are making their marks on Derryfield classrooms.
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  • Middle School Takes on MusicX Innovation Challenge

    Innovation took on a new meaning in the Middle School this past spring. As Derryfield places a growing emphasis on teaching students 21st century skills, Middle School head Mr. Blaisdell has been working in collaboration with Dr. Masoni in the STEMX department to incorporate these skills into the curriculum. Particularly, they prioritize “design thinking,” which is defined as “a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems....”
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  • Introducing Derryfield's Academic Vision

    Over the next two weeks, we will be sharing the Derryfield Academic Vision through three evening presentations for parents and families. We invite you to join us to share your thoughts and questions as we provide an overview of our faculty’s exciting commitment to redesign the student experience for the 21st century....
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