Minnehaha Academy Blog

Encouraging Reluctant Writers: Preparing Students for Success Part 4

Posted by Amy Barnard on Dec 13, 2018

 

Developing the drive for effective communication and the ability to connect literacy with areas of passion.

Recap: What's the Why?

If you've read our first post in this series, The Jobs That Don't Exist, you already know that more than half of the jobs our students will step into don't even exist today.

Our faculty work to prepare students not only with excellent academic skills, but also with the so-called "soft skills" that research shows are key to success in any job market. From clear communication to follow-through, research suggests that these soft skills may be even more important than academic success.

The final area we will look at in this series is how the Lower School writing curriculum both fosters a joy in communication and helps students to tap into the drive that is necessary to finish a project.

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Topics: Lower School, Academics, Cultivating Potential

Algebra Starts in Kindergarten: Preparing Students for Success Part 3

Posted by Amy Barnard on Nov 27, 2018

How our Singapore Math Curriculum develops flexible thinking and the ability for abstraction

Recap: Why are We Doing This?

If you've read our previous post in this series, The Jobs That Don't Exist, you already know that more than half of the jobs our students will step into don't even exist today, and that so-called "soft" skills ranging from flexible thinking to persistence are equally or even more important than hard skills in the current and coming job market. 

Even in seemingly straightforward courses, like math, our instructors are working to make sure students are prepared with these skills.

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Topics: Lower School, STEM

Preparing Students for Success Part 2: The Innovation Lab

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 23, 2018

How the Innovation Lab develops persistence, collaboration, and the ability to critically examine one's own work.

Recap: What's the Why?

If you've read our previous post in this series, The Jobs That Don't Exist, you already know that more than half of the jobs our students will step into don't even exist today.

How do we prepare our students for an environment we can hardly imagine? What skills will translate into roles and technology that we have no way to anticipate?

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Topics: Lower School, STEM

Preparing Students for Success Part 1: The Jobs That Don't Exist

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 11, 2018

The following is the first in a series detailing how Minnehaha Academy is working to help your child build the necessary skills to succeed in life after school.

Today we look at why MA emphasizes not only exceptional academics but also specific mindsets and character skills that open the doors for greater lifelong success .

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Topics: Lower School, Upper School, Middle School

Minnehaha's Lower School Pep Fest [Photos & Video]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 21, 2018

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Topics: Lower School

Preschool Butterfly Release [Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on May 24, 2018

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Topics: STEM, Lower School

Minnehaha Students Sing National Anthem at Twins Baseball Game! [Video & Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on May 24, 2018

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Topics: Fine Arts, Lower School

Learning to Lead: Wyatt and Ms. Burton

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Apr 18, 2018

Excerpt from Minnehaha Magazine, Spring 2018 Edition

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Topics: Lower School

Second Grade: Extreme Math Makeover!

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 13, 2018

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Topics: Lower School, STEM

Kindergartners Discover the Fun of Planting

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 12, 2018

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Topics: Lower School, STEM

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