We Give Thanks

New York Academy would like to take this opportunity to wish our School Community and everyone a very special Thanksgiving. It is the time of year we reflect with gratitude for everything we have. And, it is a time to think and act upon what it means to give for…

21st Century Technology and Education

New York Academy is committed to providing our students with 21st Century knowledge, understanding, and skill sets required to be successful in our rapidly changing technological world. What does this mean? What does learning look like that effectively integrates 21st Century technology? Most in the education community recognize, based on…

Professional Teacher Growth and Organizational IQ at NYA

The 7 Norms of Collaboration Professional organizations can measure and grow their effectiveness. They can develop their Organizational IQ (“OIQ”). New York Academy is planning a full day workshop to grow our OIQ, which ultimately will benefit our students. The workshop focuses on 7 Norms of Collaboration: 1. Pausing Pausing…

The Design Thinking Process

Engaging kids in projects to learn is a part of many school curriculums. But, like most everything, learning through projects continues to evolve; and, the evolution of late has been groundbreaking! It’s referred to as the Design Thinking Process. What is the Design Thinking Process? How is it different from…

Professional Development through Curriculum Development

New York Academy has a progressive, American curriculum where students not only attain high levels of academic achievement, but also learn to learn. Our students are engaged in learning to apply knowledge in innovative, dynamic ways. Our curriculum is explicit and intentional at growing self-directed, passionate lifelong learners. The New…

Hit Refresh

I recently had the pleasure of reading Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO. I recommend that you read it. Stand proud, India, one of your own has transformed the global tech giant. Nadella recognizes the coming Creative Age, which in great part will be marked by the onset of…

Word Study vs. Spelling

I recently wrote a blog about New York Academy’s implementation of the Words Their Way program – a progressive, research-based Approach to Spelling. Rather than have students learn to memorize the spelling of words, we guide them to be thinking spellers. Memorization is not a bad thing. In fact, it…

Teaching & Weaving Magic

I just returned from the TAISI Leadership Conference in Goa (The Association of International Schools in India). It was a wonderful opportunity to build networks and share ideas with the leaders of some of the top international schools in India. An exceptional keynote presentation was made by Sir John Francis…

The Words Their Way Program

A Research-Based Approach to Learning to Spell New York Academy is implementing a research-based, thinking approach to learning to spell. Think of it as “Latin light.” Students learn to spell not by memorizing, but by learning the sounds, spelling patterns and rules of the English Language. Students progress from an…

NYA’s School to Home Partnership

New York Academy is committed to building a strong school to home partnership. We know that our students benefit tremendously when our parents work in partnership with us to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of their children at school. Through regular communications, parent workshops, and social events, New…

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