Fieldston students are collaborating with students from a North Carolina high school on a program designed to use personal storytelling to build empathy and spark change.
During the first assembly of the school year, Fieldston Middle unveiled "My Fieldston," a new initiative in which members of the middle school community share stories about what Fieldston means to them. Eighth graders Sophie Josephson and Margot Gordon were the first to share their "My Fieldston" reflections.
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Third through fifth graders began the school year with a "Week of Inspirational Math," adapted from the Stanford University project YouCubed. The goal is to have students see mathematics as a creative, multi-dimensional subject--an approach that dovetails perfectly with the math curriculum already in place at Ethical Culture.
Junior Davi Lennon shares her experiences traveling through Israel, competing in the Maccabiah Games, and bringing home a gold medal.
"The Progressive Teaching Institute is one of the best examples of collaboration at ECFS," said Liz Fernández, Assistant Head of School for Ethical Education & Social Impact, who noted that this year the group found themselves thinking even more deeply about the school's mission.
Physics teacher Juan Botella is looking forward to finding his way at Fieldston, whose "mission seems particularly relevant at a time in which our country, and the whole world, require leaders with strong ethical values," he says.
Gilley, who hails from a small town in Texas, talks about creating music, teaching, and how being at Fieldston is a "dream come true."
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Art teacher Deirdra Hazeley names artist Kehinde Wiley as one of her inspirations.