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  • The Art of Teaching: Part 6

    By Dr. David Wagner
    Part 6 - Communication, Kindness, and Humor
    Earlier this month, I led our faculty in a discussion on communication and teaching.  At the beginning of the discussion, I shared the two following statements:

    - If someone is a good teacher, then they are a good communicator.
    If someone is a good communicator, then they are a good teacher.

    These statements can be illustrated by concentric circles, in which the “if” clause is a smaller circle located entirely within the large circle of the “then” clause.  As we learn in Geometry class, these two statements are converses, because the “if” and “then” sections are reversed.
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  • Head of School Update

    Dear JH Classical Academy Parents, 

    We are closing in on the homestretch.  This Spring brought many challenges, but the end of school is in sight.  Our children continued to learn despite the turbulence, and they connected daily with teachers and peers despite required distancing.  New potential students shadowed our virtual classrooms, and it is exciting to grow our student body.  I know that most of us are tired and ready to finish virtual learning and give our children a needed summer break. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place where we can vacation at home and spend most of our time outdoors in safety and good health.
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  • On Curriculum, The Great Conversation & Community

    By: Mr. Ian Landis and Mr. Burton Gildersleeve

    In the 
    Art of Teaching, Highet, writing in the year 1950, ruminates on the future impact of television on the classroom. “Through such a medium the possibilities of teaching may be extended over the whole planet, to many different sections of our unhappily divided human race.” Oh, if only Highet could see us now! Perhaps we’re not all unhappy, but we are divided, and certainly have come to know a thing or two about virtual learning; though, of course, we’re happy to communicate through Zoom and not our televisions.
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In the Classroom

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  • Tessellation Art Project

    By: Mr. Burton Gildersleeve

    “When we discovered that we would be learning virtually, apart from one another, I wanted our art project to be collaborative”
     Ms. McWhorter stated. “Even if the students would be working independently, it was important to me that they arrive at a shared goal, something they could make together.”
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Jackson Hole Classical Academy
P.O. Box 7466
Jackson, WY 83002
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Polly Friess
(307) 690-8396
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