NEWS

Jul
19
2017

Play has not always been an accepted practice in traditional classrooms over the years. Play was reserved for recess when you could run and laugh and release the stricture of sitting quietly in your chair. And that was no easy task if you recall those days. Today the 21st Century classroom looks strikingly different. Welcome […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Jul
12
2017

Learning to effectively speak and communicate is one of the most fundamental things children need to master. From an early age children want to be heard, doing what they must to get noticed and have a voice. At Yorktown, we are student centered and encourage the kids to have a voice, helping them to refine […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Jul
6
2017

As the world becomes more globally-centric, the demographics of leadership, business, education, government and communities will look differently than the past. Technology will continue to change how we work together, creating more multinational teams working together to bring about change and achieve solutions to issues that affect everyone. Coworkers and collaborators will work together across […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Jun
30
2017
Yorktown Education Cohort 3 Builds a Bridge

Once upon a time in the not too distant past, teachers were almost solely responsible for the dissemination of information to their classes. Fast forward to the classroom of 2017 and we see the impact of innovation in a more student-centric learning environment. Innovative methods give educators a broader canvas for teaching and empower students […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Jun
20
2017

Learning is a lifelong endeavor that extends far beyond school, but from an educational perspective, there’s the continual quest for ways to improve how to learn.  One method that has proven successful for years is discovery learning, based on students having the freedom to find out things on their own through research, problem-solving, collaboration, experiments […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Jun
15
2017

Achieving truly effective education necessitates a partnership between school and home. The best practices that connect school and home must enable a creative partnership that is shared by students, parents and teachers. Innovative projects that stimulate students to think for themselves, yet also manage to include parents and caregivers in the process benefit everyone. Events […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Jun
9
2017

The arts – music, dance, theatre, painting, design, sculpture, literature, photography, drama and more – connect us with our imagination and creative expression. Yet, too often, in education the arts are considered more of an extracurricular activity rather than a path toward ‘doing what you love.’ Artistic activities fuel growth and development in students on […]

By Yorktown Education Team
May
31
2017

Have you ever wondered why sitting at a desk in the classroom is still considered the accepted norm? Who said that sitting rigidly upright at your desk is even the best posture for learning? No wonder kids wiggle so much. It’s very uncomfortable, especially when they’re expected to sit still, listen, focus and learn.  Wouldn’t […]

By Yorktown Education Team
May
24
2017

To shape young minds to love learning begins with the excitement, intrigue and mystery of exploring.  As young children discover the thrill of exploring, they are motivated by what they know about the things they love, but they also rise to a new level of curiosity about what they don’t know. Once they realize there […]

By Yorktown Education Team
May
18
2017

Age-flexible classrooms are among the best school programs, yet among the few. The reason is that the multiage or age-flexible  classroom has yet to find its way into the mainstream as the ‘norm’. Still considered an anomaly for the most part, age-flexible learning environments may be among the few, but they are proving to be […]

By Yorktown Education Team