Category Archives: Upper School

#PBL Presentation @CAIS’ Too Many Tools Event, December 11th

The American Studies class from Suffield Academy is looking forward to launching this exciting #PBL initiative to inspire a state-wide research project to learn more about the Connecticut 29th. This annual and always inspiring CAIS event will be the perfect time and place to … Continue reading

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A Call for Project-Based Learning Among #CAISCT Colleagues and Co-Investigators

Image source: http://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/flatview?cuecard=32732 While many know the accomplishments of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment of African American soldiers, few know of the glory that Connecticut’s 29th Regiment achieved. Join CAIS Colleagues in this Project-Based Learning endeavor to investigate the specific members … Continue reading

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CAIS Too Many Tools Event A Great Success! – Here are the notes…

Too Many Tools Event Dec 13th, 2012 Sponsored by the CAIS Commission on Technology, Too Many Tools was a wonderful glimpse into some of the current technologies that impact classroom teaching. Google Apps and Formative Assessment presented by David Saunders … Continue reading

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New ways to communicate! (and pretty helpful during Hurricane Sandy…)

Originally posted on Lorri's Blog:
For the past few years, Middle and Upper School teachers at Hamden Hall have been required to post weekly syllabi and course material to their course conference on First Class. This year, I decided…

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Tackling the Homework Dillema

Making Homework Meaningful – and Less of a Burden “Is homework a subject or a method?” asks former superintendent Lee Jenkins in this thoughtful article in Middle Ground. “If it is a subject, shouldn’t teachers request that homework grades be … Continue reading

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The Flipped Classroom Model

Welcome All! I just wanted to share a bit of insight to why I chose to pursue a flipped classroom model this year for my Latin 1 class, what it took to get the model up and running, and what … Continue reading

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Literary Archetype and Symbol in the Information Age

The presentation below was delivered at the “Teachers Teaching Teachers” CAIS Workshop at Chase Collegiate in April, 2011. It has been edited in minor ways. — Bill Hunter, Hamden Hall School,  PD Commission Member   The following work-up is a … Continue reading

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