For over 50 years, Carroll School has been a place of hope and commitment to student progress. When faced with the COVID-19 outbreak and the move to social distancing, we've had to move quickly to create a new normal for our community (faculty, staff, students, families). There was no doubt that each decision carefully weighed and considered would focus on our core value to give each child exactly what they need. Here are a few examples of the steps we've taken to get distance learning going.
Dyslexia News & Blog
Welcome to the Dyslexia News & Blog by Carroll School. Here you will find the latest news and resources from Carroll and beyond about education, dyslexia, and data-informed instruction for educating the whole child.
Carroll Connection 2019-2020
Carroll’s vibrant community collaboratively pens the school’s journey story. Each student, alumnus, parent, and teacher brings a unique perspective to this shared journey and the mile markers along the way. In this edition of Carroll Connection, we hear from our community about their journey before, during, and after Carroll School.
On February 29, 2020, Larry Brown was honored by the International Dyslexia Association Massachusetts Branch and presented with the prestigious Alice H. Garside Award for his steadfast efforts to support the social and emotional resilience of students with dyslexia. The award was established in 1985 by Dr. Edwin Cole to honor individuals who make outstanding contributions in dyslexia.
Educational philosophies about children with dyslexia can seem in conflict at times. Is dyslexia a curse or a gift? In this blog, I will attempt to reconcile two seemingly opposed views of dyslexia. One supports the notion that dyslexics have special talents that are simply better than those of typical learners. The other view pursues the notion of neuroplasticity and a more complete remediation of that which underlies the challenges of dyslexia.
Thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors, Carroll School has purchased 103 acres contiguous to its Wayland campus in the towns of Wayland and Lincoln. We are proud to announce that 85 of those acres have been donated by Carroll School to Mass Audubon.
The fourth grade at Carroll has made a deep commitment to learning about how the human brain functions. Yes, you heard it right. Fourth grade. Nine and Ten year olds. Teacher Jamie Matthews and her fourth grade colleagues are dedicated to this work. Why is it important to teach young kids about neuroscience and how their brain works? Read on.
At Carroll, our faculty think differently ... so they can give each child what they most need, ensuring every child has a clear path to unlocking their potential. This year, we are chatting with various teachers to uncover how they approach teaching and are making a difference in the lives of Carroll students. Today, we chat with Heather Ahern, Upper School language arts teacher and alumni parent.
Carroll alumni are many and varied. We appreciate Erin McNulty ’09 and Greg O’Brien ’99 sharing where they are in their lives now, how Carroll shaped them, and what they believe are their dyslexic strengths.
This fall, eleven 8th graders spent a month exploring the world of comedy: not only what makes things funny, but how to bring the funny themselves. Half the term (2 weeks) is devoted to sketch comedy, and the other half is devoted to stand-up. While both halves are immense amount of fun, the real magic happens during the stand-up. Read about their experience.
At Carroll, our faculty think differently ... so they can give each child what they most need, ensuring every child has a clear path to unlocking their potential. This year, we are chatting with various teachers to uncover how they approach teaching and are making a difference in the lives of Carroll students. Today, we chat with Kelly Sampar, 5th grade science teacher.
Carroll School's athletics program is an integral part of the student experience at our Middle and Upper schools. Just walk around campus and you'll see evidence of Hawk pride - sports shirts being worn, equipment propped against lockers waiting to be used, fields being mowed for the day's game. None of this would be possible without the dedication of Carroll's Athletic Director - Mike Kmetz.
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