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The Importance of Intangibles in Education

There is a sense, among people who run schools, that something new is needed for the world of the 21st century… “The times call for new, 21st century skills” seems to be the mantra. Most advocates of 21st century education favor student-centered methods that allow students to take control of their own learning by collaborating, […]

Statement of Educational Philosophy

I believe in the absolute power of the individual to reach his or her potential as long as love and support are given. All students want to learn, but not all learn. Why? Students are not some passive container that knowledge can be “poured” into their brain. They are active participants in their own learning. […]

Standardized Testing and the Whole Child

I would like to talk about how we at Desert Academy differ from other schools in terms of how we view testing. We differ from the majority in our feelings about the SAT scoring as a measure of a school’s standing, for example. I often wonder when parents ask what our average SAT scores are…what […]

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