The Advantages of Split Classrooms

The Advantages of Split Classrooms New York Academy has had split classrooms in its first years. This has not been by design, but by necessity as a new and growing school. However, we know the research and are taking full advantage of the benefits a…

Social and Emotional Growth

Asking Questions and Active Listening A student’s social and emotional growth significantly impacts their academic achievement; each is equally important. When kids develop the ability to successful interact with peers and adults in their community it makes a difference. When kids gain a sense of ownership…

SCIENTIFIC PROCESS at NEW YORK ACADEMY

New York Academy follows the scientific process to engage the kids in learning. It’s a process where students learn to learn and think, rather than just gaining facts, knowledge, and skills. Students engage in hands-on experiments with a focus on the application of the scientific…

PROJECT BASED LEARNING at New York Academy

Through Project-Based Learning, children actively investigate their interests, discover new ideas and develop their own theories. Project-Based Learning aims to engage students in a problem-solving experience defined by an essential question, which drives learning down a pre-defined path determined by the teacher. Project-Based Learning has a narrow subject area…

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION

Differentiated instruction and learning are important in progressive education. Progressive education engages students in learning through meaningful experiences.  Students engage in the authentic act of thinking and doing through engagement to grow their organizational IQ. Rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, the progressive…

DESIGN THINKING at New York Academy

Design Thinking puts the student at the center. The Design Thinking Process, or Maker Learning, aims to have students invent by creating innovative solutions to problems. Students are guided to explore dozens of potential lines of teacher-provided inquiry, and eventually to identify those lines of…

Looking Ahead to NYA 2018-19

I will soon publish the New York Academy State of the School Report, 2018. As we are a growing school, we are continuously looking for ways to strengthen the quality of our school and our position for the future. We are proud of how far…

Growing a Passion for Learning

Lifelong learners are motivated to learn and develop because they want to; it is a deliberate and voluntary act. Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide us with more and better opportunities and improve our quality of life. Remember that the word pedagogy comes from…

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…