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…

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?…

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,…

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…

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…

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 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…

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….