Category Archives: Weekly Wrap-ups

Why are we doing this?

If you were a rich Greek in 100 B.C., it was not uncommon to pay a tutor to come to your villa and teach you math. When it cooled off later in the afternoon, you might gather with the other … Continue reading

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Can You Help Me with This?

In high school I worked, on average, twenty-five hours per week at the Staples Copy & Print Center in town. It was a cushy job in large part because roaming Office Supplies was the worst; I remember how satisfied customers were when you … Continue reading

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A Night at the Museum

On Wednesday, February 8th, GHS Innovation Lab sophomores exhibited their artwork at the Bruce Museum. A one-night event, hundreds of students, parents, and residents visited “Opposition and Change in Self and Society.” Today’s front-page story in the Greenwich Time features Jody, Lucas, … Continue reading

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Student Voice [Full Post]

A draft of this post was sent earlier in error. Below is the full post. We would do well to listen to students more. They are more connected to the “real world” than most adults were at their age. They follow the President … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight

This week, we’d like to share excerpts from our students’ blogs and some photos from class. We encourage you to follow the links to their full post and leave them a comment. The list of sophomore and junior blogs can … Continue reading

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Tomatoes with a side of Precalculus

At 7:32 this morning, I emailed Pierce, a junior, this photo of his project: Pierce, 7:38: NOOOOOO Me, 9:29: Google what the issue is with droopy plants? Pierce, 10:34: It was not enough watering. Found the problem with the sprinklers. Will … Continue reading

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What’s Your Metaphor?

We are all familiar with the race – the rat race, the treadmill, the conveyor belt, the carousel – of life. Whichever metaphor fits best, we often find ourselves scrambling to get to the next activity, the next hurdle, or … Continue reading

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Modern Day Muckrakers

A few years back, a colleague and I had the idea to explore local issues through the lens of history. The plan was to comb through Greenwich archives and offer insight into the major issues facing the town by bringing … Continue reading

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Sustainable Learning

On their last day of summer, Kathryn and Sofia came to school to work on a project from a class they finished over two months ago. In February, they started researching methods of removing the salt from saltwater. When they didn’t … Continue reading

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Final Exams and PoLs

Last week, a brilliant math student asked me, “Am I going to have to explain this for the final? Because I can do it, but I don’t think I could explain it.” She asked because, for honors midterms in January, … Continue reading

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