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MCDS alum coauthors book with her college professors
Rarely do teachers get feedback from college professors about how their former students are performing in college. Alumna Tessa Steenwinkel, Class of 2017 and currently a sophomore at Michigan Technological University, recently wrote her MCDS teachers, informing them of the scientific research she conducted, which led to her being included as co-author along with two … Continue reading MCDS alum coauthors book with her college professors

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Learning and growing side by side The first two weeks of the 2018-2019 school year have come and gone. Several of our classes have enjoyed field trips, highlighted by the three-day Freshman Academy team-building retreat at a camp in northern Wisconsin. Similarly, all four of our middle school grades have engaged in team-building activities either off campus or here on our … Continue reading Learning and growing side by side
Essential Traits of Habit and Mind When thinking about success for children, some of us may believe that high scores on classroom tests or standardized tests are indicators or predictors of success. In a college preparatory school such as ours, tests do matter—primarily in the sense of offering important feedback to incorporate in an effort to make corrections—and to learn from … Continue reading Essential Traits of Habit and Mind
Ancient Egypt meets the Laser Cutter and 3-D Printer When first graders at MCDS recently completed their unit on Ancient Egypt, first-grade teachers Julie Rimkus and Amy Maier re-planned this unit they have taught for a few years. Obviously, the craft of teaching indeed is a never-ending cycle with expert teachers always looking to refine or even overhaul their lessons. “We really wanted our … Continue reading Ancient Egypt meets the Laser Cutter and 3-D Printer