Watershed School affiliates with Essential Schools movement

Camden — Watershed School announces a new initiative that links its academic program to the Coalition of Essential Schools, established by Ted Sizer at Brown University. By joining the Coalition, Watershed affirms and puts into practice the 10 Common Principles that shape the teaching and learning at some of the best schools in the nation. These principles include: Learning to use one’s mind well, less is more: depth over coverage, goals apply to all students, learning that is personalized, student-as-worker, teacher-as-coach, demonstration of mastery, a tone of decency and trust, commitment to the entire school, resources dedicated to teaching and learning, democracy and equity. “Asking questions is as important as answering them, and this philosophy drives the academic program,” according to Will Galloway, Head of School. “For example, a chemistry…


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