Archive for December, 2011

More Photos from Winterfest











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An Interesting Perspective On Standardized Testing

We often hear students and families consider public school, so from time to time we post or link to articles reminding readers that you often get what you pay for with schooling.

This one comes from the Washington Post and is written by a guest and School Board member who took his District’s 10th grade test.

A successful adult, he failed the test! He has much to say about the disconnection between schooling and adult life.

At Fairhaven School, we administer no standardized tests, and allow students to pursue their interests freely.

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School Meeting planned and hosted a wonderful winter festival this past weekend.  Students decorated, made art and crafts to sell, organized a cake walk and potluck, and participated in an excellent talent show (with some fabulous parent and staff talent as well!)  It was a great success and lots of fun!  Thanks to everyone who came!

Can’t wait to do it again next year!

posted by Abbe

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How Children Learn Bravery in an Age of Overprotection

I doubt if there has ever been any human culture, anywhere, at any time, that underestimates children’s abilities more than we North Americans do today. Our underestimation becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy, because . . .

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