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…

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…

The Professional Learning Community at NYA

New York Academy embraces the concept of a Professional Learning Community. We know that the single most important factor for the academic, social, and emotional success of our students in school is the quality of teachers. We are committed to supporting the ongoing professional growth…

Learning through Play at New York Academy

Educators and parents can guide children to learn through play. By asking thought provoking questions and making our thinking visible to make sense of the world, we “show, not tell” children how to think and learn. Through play, children can develop social and cognitive skills,…

What is a Curriculum?

What is a curriculum? As New York Academy moves forward with our ongoing school improvement efforts and the continuous improvement our curriculum, it is critically important that we are on the same page as to what is a curriculum. We might assume it is obvious,…

What is a Formative Assessment?

What is a formative assessment? A formative assessment is a diagnostic tool; it is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to individualize instruction and learning activities to improve student attainment. Graphic Organizers combined with…

Read to Write: Making Meaning through the Character of a Story

Continuing from my first blog explaining the “Readers Workshop Approach,” which New York Academy will be implementing this 2017-18 school year, I would like to share with you some basic “making meaning” strategies you can do at home reading with your children. NYA is committed…