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Rachel Thomas

Recent Posts

10 Benefits of Small Class Sizes (Republished)

This blog was originally published in spring, 2019.  We thought it was very appropriate to republish now.  We are proud at how our teachers have been able to respond to the Covid-19 crisis, partially due to their small class sizes. The small...

Adulting 101: Life Skills to Teach in High School

Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of teaching a freshman experience course at our local university. In the first few weeks of the semester, I love to start class by asking students to share a good, bad, or confusing thing that...

Options for After-School Care

When I was asked to write a post about finding good before- and after-school childcare,  I did what most parents would do:  I turned and asked my five-year-old for her advice. (Ok, maybe most parents don’t do that.)

She thought for a moment, and...

Summer Bonding When the Grown Ups Have to Work

Summer.  The word brings visions of long days playing in the sprinkler, late nights playing board games followed by lazy mornings sleeping in, long family road trips, afternoons exploring local attractions, and a chance to take that vacation you...

10 Benefits of Small Class Sizes

On my daughter’s first day of kindergarten I called my mother to report on her granddaughter’s first day. “So?” she asked, “How big is her class?” My mother, a veteran public school teacher for over 30 years, knew that this was one of the major...