Lewis Manor visit our students!

We had the most adorable visitors this week from Lewis Manor Labradoodles!! All of our students had permanent smiles on their faces!! The puppies undergo extensive puppy socialization program to prepare for their work as therapy and service dogs and we were lucky enough to be one of the places they visited as part of their training!!!

You can check out Lewis Manor Labradoodles at their website :

http://www.lewismanorlabradoodles.com/

Here are a few photos of our students enjoying the puppies:

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“Micro-Schools”

I love to read articles on education, specifically how education is changing and inventive approaches to education. Most recently I’ve ¬†been reading a lot about “micro-schools”, some people refer to them as modern day one room school houses, and I’m fascinated by how similar the approach is to Montessori education. Both types of schools utilize mixed age classrooms with a small number of students. The curriculum is highly individualized for each student in both of the types of school as well.Here are two great articles about micro-schools if you’re interested:

 

http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Fblogs%2F129%2F%3Fuuid%3D56486

http://www.businessinsider.com/micro-schools-altschool-2016-1