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Cotting Adds Social Studies!

Cotting Adds Social Studies!

  “I got my History teaching license before my degree teaching students with disabilities, so this is my dream job. I’m bringing together two of my interests and I’m excited to modify Social Studies for everyone,” Meredith explains. Meredith is using the Massachusetts state framework to build the Social Studies curriculum at all levels, each different than the next. Our Middle School students will begin with World Cultures and Geography, and the Upper School students will explore the American Revolution and westward expansion. For our Capstone students, Meredith has designed a “Rights Movement” unit that will shift focus from Women’s... Read More

Cotting Students at Work!

Cotting Students at Work!

Teamwork and Decision-Making “Beginning at the Middle School level, we’re stressing teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making,” explains Mike Teuber, Director of Transition Services. In a group-based work skills class, Middle Schoolers work on a variety of projects, including “Dinners to Go,” a meal preparation service. These projects introduce the steps involved in work before students venture outside the school and into the community with Project Bridges. “We want students at this level to think about doing something for others, and feel the difference between task performance and academic performance,” adds Teuber. Variety and Self-Reflection Once students transition to Upper School at... Read More