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High School Connections Blog by Head of High School Steve Soden

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Learning to Construct Meaning in the Digital Age
In a recent twelfth grade IB English class I visited, Mark Childs’ students gave presentations on the impact of euphemistic language and how the meaning of language can be altered and used as a tool (or weapon) for changing how … Continue reading Learning to Construct Meaning in the Digital Age

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Tackling the Difficult Conversations: The Power of a Healthy Classroom Environment When I discuss how the MCDS High School approaches education, I tend to focus on two components. The first is that we always try to move beyond simple fact recall and help students ponder how they know what they know. … Continue reading Tackling the Difficult Conversations: The Power of a Healthy Classroom Environment
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High School Goals for the Start of the Year Well, we are off and running! There is nothing quite like the first day of a new school year. The building is much quieter during the summer, and while it is certainly nice to have that time to reflect and … Continue reading High School Goals for the Start of the Year
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Questions Without Answers I have spoken with many people and have discussed in more than one blog post how critical thinking and working beyond facts are central to how we ask our high school students to think. I was recently presented with a … Continue reading Questions Without Answers