La Jolla Country Day School
February 24, 2017

In-Depth Learning with a New Schedule By Upper School Dean of Faculty Julie Strong, Ph.D.

I live by my calendar. Maybe you do too. It’s one of the first things I check in the morning and the last thing I review before bed. My calendar influences my mood and the types of interactions I will have: Do I have time to have an impromptu chat with a colleague or commend a student? Can I dive into a big project or is my day divided into tiny pieces? The way my time unfolds governs my energy at night. Too many fragmented days take their toll on my effectiveness. A school’s class schedule is no different; it influences productivity, stress levels and satisfaction.

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What Is Design Thinking? By Assistant Head of School for Design and Innovation Matt Abbondanzio

Terms like STEM, STEAM, maker space, design thinking or innovation are used interchangeably, especially in the school setting, but what do they mean? I believe these terms are used to answer the same question: How do we make K-12 education relevant and give students a competitive advantage in college and their careers?

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Happy Birthday, Louise Balmer!

La Jolla Country Day School's founder Louise Balmer's birthday is Monday, February 27. Mrs. Balmer won wide recognition as a pioneer in the nursey field and was highly respected in La Jolla. She served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, La Jolla Arts Center and La Jolla Community Theater. As a Cum Laude graduate of Bryn Mawr, Mrs. Balmer made sure all four of her children graduated college. LJCDS will be celebrating Mrs. Balmer’s birthday during “milk break” on Monday. In case you missed it, read more about our founder.
History in a Trunk

Turn on your imagination as we travel back to 1865. What is that sound? A rooster crowing, “cock-a-doodle-do.” Time to get dressed for school. On Friday, February 10, a special presenter from History in a Trunk visited third graders and played the role of the teacher in a one-room school. Student volunteers were given old-fashioned names and dressed in knickers, bloomers, aprons and bonnets. 
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