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Students Open an Exhibit at the Historical Society

Learning with a Purpose Taking their learning far beyond the walls of the classroom, the second and third graders at Robert C. Parker School are preparing a display for the Rensselaer County Historical Society museum in downtown Troy. Students will … Continue reading

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Parker Alumni: Modeling Lives of Purposeful Action

Morgan Lindsay ’00 is now a Parker trustee. A dedicated bobsledder through middle school and then in high school at Doane Stuart, Morgan switched to crew while at the University of Chicago.   Creating her own major in Scandinavian Studies, Morgan … Continue reading

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Students Curate an Exhibit at Troy’s Historical Society

Students look for clues about Troy’s history On December 13, 2012 Parker 2-3’s will be mounting and curating a display at the Rensselaer County Historical Society about the development and transformation of rural, suburban and urban communities.  Their study has … Continue reading

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Developing Naturalists and Leaders in Muddy Boots Club

It takes many wonder-filled afternoons in Muddy Boots Club balancing on branches, collecting treasures and making observations in the woods to learn to care deeply about natural science and the environment.  The Muddy Boots program has been extended from Pre … Continue reading

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Learning in nature

Follow me as I walk with the K-1 science class out looking for frogs.  Into the woods and along the sun dappled trail through Fort Ham to the West creek.  Look!  Something hopped!  We found frogs!  We also stood still … Continue reading

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Active learning

Follow me as I walk with the K-1 science class out looking for frogs.  Into the woods and along the sun dappled trail through Fort Ham to the West creek.  Look!  Something hopped!  We found frogs!  We also stood still … Continue reading

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Character

Paul Tough argues in his new book that the qualities that predict success are not high scores on tests from preschool to the SAT’s, but skills that have more to do with character: perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism and self-control.  You … Continue reading

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Bees at Parker

This article appeared in the November 2011 issue of BEELINE, the publication of the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association My name is Jamie Crouse and I am an administrator at the Robert C. Parker School, a Pre K – 8 school … Continue reading

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Presentation for Parents and Educators on Gender Identity Development

Is Pink Only a Girl Color and Math Just for Boys? Tips from an expert on gender and sexual identity and how to help kids navigate a world of gender stereotypes. Check out this link to see a video of … Continue reading

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Is Pink a Girl Color and Math Just for Boys? The effect of stereotypes on gender identity development

Is Pink a Girl Color and Math Just for Boys?

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