Growing Social and Emotional Intelligence – The Responsive Classroom™

New York Academy teachers engage students in learning while using strategies to develop their social and emotional growth. We employ The Responsive Classroom™ approach, which has at its foundation the 3 R’s of Logical Consequences: Reinforcing, Reminding, and Redirecting This is a language based upon principles of respect, which guides…

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. Take a basic knowledge and…

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 to learn and become self-directed,…

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, mature emotionally, and gain the…

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, but do we really use…

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 Rubrics are often used as…

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 to a strong school to…

The Readers Workshop Approach at New York Academy Hyderabad

Greetings. As we prepare to kick off the New York Academy school year, I would like to share with the NYA School Community a sample of the best practice we will be implementing this 2017-18 school year. “The Readers Workshop Approach” How do we learn to engage in authentic reading?…