Entries by kristi

Spelling Bees: An Untraditional Take on Tradition

By Diane Dunne, Littleton Head of School Holiday traditions such as lights, music, food, and annual gift-giving notwithstanding, our fast-paced Facebook world demands we travel light, discarding old products and pursuits to embrace the innovation and creative change necessary to thrive in today’s world. But sometimes, past practices deserve a fresh look. One of those […]

Littleton Teacher Joe Pausback Named Thought Partner for New Education Innovation Hub

Littleton 5/6 teacher Joe Pausback was recently named as a Thought Partner for ThinkSpace, a brand new creative hub of innovation for educators. ThinkSpace is a project of Share Fair Nation, sponsored by the Morgridge Family Foundation. Because of Joe’s previous experience as a presenter at Share Fair Nation, where he shared his innovative classroom […]

How Gifted Students Can Build Social-Emotional Resilience and Empowerment

By Sharon M. Barnes, MSSW, LCSW, http://therapistforsensitiveandgifted.com/ Social and emotional needs are crucial to the well-being of gifted students. When these needs are not met, the result may be low self-esteem, anxiety or depression. It is possible for gifted students to build social & emotional core strength and flexibility– in short, to become Social-Emotional ACES. […]

Mack Littleton Student Body President Election Demonstrates The Best in “Politics”

By Megan Rich, MYP Teacher Picture an election characterized by thoughtful debate, collaboration across parties and genuine respect between candidates – that’s precisely what Mackintosh Academy Littleton has just accomplished! For the last month and a half, Mackintosh Academy Littleton participated in its first ever Mackintosh Student Body Presidential Elections. With a strong desire to […]