Reflections by Drama Teacher, Lizanne Wilson Rohina Malik, actress and playwright, performed her one-woman show Unveiled for our fifth through eighth graders and their teachers on Wednesday, April 5. Her performance was supported by The Betty Weeks Storytelling Fund. I could hear the students breathing together. The room was silent except for Rohina Malik’s voice
Dear Baker Community, In the aftermath of a divisive electoral season and historic election, we understand how essential it is for parents, teachers, and school to be in partnership in responding to the needs of children. Our role at Baker is to provide students with opportunities to process their feelings about the election and to
Last spring, as I sat at our Baker graduation, I marveled at the unique qualities of each graduate. I watched as each student communicated their image of themselves and their Baker experience in their own voice through their own chosen mode of expression. I was enthralled by my colleagues’ wit and knowledge as they captured
A key aspect of Baker’s educational experience is our commitment to engaging a student’s mind, heart, and hands. In paying conscious attention to the cognitive, affective, and kinesthetic areas of child development, we help our students grow into well-rounded human beings. I want to explore how and why we attend to developing the affective arena
By David Beazley One of the more interesting parts of being a parent is getting to relive parts of your childhood, and as the end of last school year approached, I found myself thinking about the joy and misery of my experience with grade school “field day” events. I’m sure my school’s intentions were noble,
“I want children to understand that they have a voice and that their voice can bring change.”
“The Baker Benefit is one of my favorite nights of the year, not only because it is a great party, but because it is a powerful reminder that all of us — parents, teachers, alumni, and friends of Baker — share a core belief in this school and what makes it a unique and special place.”
As parents new to Baker last year, my husband and I also were newcomers to the Benefit, and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more.
In the rush for success, we can lose the whole child, pursuing a two-dimensional view of success. That’s why at Baker, we focus on the possibilities in every child, helping each to reach new horizons, growing toward the future.
Young readers and their parents don’t always think of the concepts behind The Reader’s Bill of Rights, but librarians champion them as a fundamental part of the joy of reading.