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…

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…

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…

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 the Basics: Multiplication Facts

Some people think that a “Progressive American Education” is great to help students to explore and be creative, but it misses on high expectations for the achievement of core knowledge and skills in math and science. This is not the case at New York Academy….

New York Academy’s Approach to Learning

    An effective teacher is the single most important factor when it comes to student academic achievement. When a teacher moves from sage on the stage lectures to modeling and coaching engaged learning, student academic achievement not only goes way up, but students learn…

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,…