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…

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 of our faculty. By definition,…

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,…