Hudson Valley schools create new learning platforms



The beginning of a new educational vision

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This fall we begin a new direction in learning. The plans put in place are experimental at best. September is the start of a learn-as-we-go education system.

We ask you not to think of this time as education at its worst. This as a time for innovation and change. Over 100 years ago, Maria Montessori created a new educational environment that fostered children’s natural desire to learn and provided freedom for them to choose their own materials. There was plenty of controversy when this educational direction was introduced, but what was suggested 113 years ago is now integrated into standard teaching practices.
 
Think of this as a time, for both educators and parents, to create ways for us all, including our children, to learn how to become better at supporting this life on our planet.

I taught kids in 7th and 8th grade. I am a mom of two adult sons. And I am watching my two teen grandchildren moving forward in this educational arena we are creating during this pandemic.  My granddaughter enters the 10th grade and my grandson is going to college at RPI in Troy.

Let's support each other in these changing times. Use this as a time to make great things happen.

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