The Parish School Blog

Sep 4, 2018

Makerspace Is Hub for Creative Learning and Exploration

With a greater shift toward 21st century skills and inquiry/project-based learning campus-wide, the Schissler Library at The Parish School expanded last year to include a makerspace. Learn more about projects our students are working on in the makerspace.
Aug 21, 2018

Inquiry/Project-Based Learning Formally Adopted at The Parish School

For the 2018-19 school year, The Parish School will “formally” adopt Inquiry/Project-Based Learning across grade levels and curricula, even though, really, we’ve been doing it all along. Discover more about inquiry/project-based learning in this article reprinted with permission from Sam Houston State University. Subscribe to our blog and Facebook page to follow along on our journey.
May 1, 2018

Aren’t Academics Enough for My Child to Be Successful? Why Social Competence Is so Important

As parents today, we all feel pressure from society to push our kids to learn letters and numbers as soon as they start talking. Read earlier, learn math, write clearly and memorize facts about science or other subjects...Interestingly, this push for academic success at earlier ages has not led to better results. Research emphasizes that rather than grades, social competence is one of two indicators of success in adult life (the other is grit).
Feb 27, 2018

More to Math Than Numbers

Math and reading seem to be the two areas of academics that society focuses on the most. They also happen to be two areas in which children who have language disorders and executive functioning difficulties frequently struggle. It’s easy to see how a difficulty understanding language can impact a child’s ability to read – reading requires the ability to comprehend written language. However, determining how difficulties with language can impact a child’s mathematical ability is much less obvious.