Reflections on Alan November’s Ed Talk

In thinking about Dr. November’s Ed Talk, a few essentials truly resonated with me and are reflected in how we learn at MJDS. We all want to develop the best possible next generation, learners who want and know how to seek out objective and evidence-based information. We strive to develop young people who are able Read More…

What is Rigor?

At MJDS we focus on meeting every student’s individual needs and challenging them to wonder and engage the world with empathy. We facilitate problem finding, asking thoughtful questions in collaboration with peers, to make sense of the world and try to improve it, one day at a time. This is rigor. It is what we Read More…

Questioning, Connecting & Learning with the World

Over the last few weeks our students, teachers and staff reflected on and gave feedback about an essential document at MJDS – Student Blogging Responsibilities. This document defines how we should engage with the world through our blogs and asĀ Digital Citizens. Our core values were the driving force behind these expectations and we believe that Read More…

The power of collaboration

At approximately 1:30pm on July 28th, Dr. Dale Truding and I were on a flight returning from an educational conference in Boston, organized by Alan November. The conference, Building Learning Communities, is a profound learning experience that many of the MJDS faculty have participated in over the last three years through the generosity of our Read More…