Bennett Day School News

"All is not BenNot Lost" by OK No

By Christa Reed

A few years ago, NPR’s The Tiny Desk moved from their old headquarters to a new facility. They wanted to go out with a bang and arrive at their new space in style. They got help from the catchy pop band OK Go, whose unforgettable...

Top 5 Reflections from TWIN Global by Cameron Smith, Bennett Day School CEO

The image capturing the spirit of TWIN: Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Caspar David Friedrich, 1818, Hamburger Kunsthalle

What is Purposeful Screen Time?

Screen time has become a hot-button issue among educators and parents. Teachers and guardians are struggling to find a way to teach kids to use technology without creating zombies who only play video games. Screens have become a staple in...

Bennett Day School East Expansion Project Underway

The construction team is hard at work on Bennett Day School! Phase two of our expansion is officially above ground now that the north and east lower level foundation walls and piers are placed. As the progression continues, it’s becoming easier...

What is Social-Emotional Learning?

Today’s classrooms are full of students from a variety backgrounds, and the goal is always to accommodate each student as an individual. One way in which educators strive to promote a safe, positive learning environment is through a method called...

What is Reggio Emilia?

At Bennett Day School, we derive many of our core principles from a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to education. Time, space and natural light are key elements that facilitate learning and exploration in each of our classrooms. You may be...

Parents & Tots Playdate at Bennett Day School

Bennett Day School invites all toddlers, moms and dads to our first Parents & Tots Playdate event series! Our pint-sized participants will have the opportunity to interact with others and learn through play in a guided, educational setting.

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What is Fountas and Pinnell?

Reading is a crucial skill for a student to master, but it can also be incredibly discouraging if the child feels they aren’t on the same level as their peers. That’s why Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell created a system of classified reading...

Cameron Smith Featured on Voyage Chicago

Voyage Chicago wrote an article about how Cameron Smith, co-founder and CEO of Bennett Day School, launched Bennett Day School. Click here to view the full article and to read the story behind Bennett Day School’s success.

What is Singapore Math?

  

When a student struggles in math class, it’s easy for parents to assume math is just not the child’s strong suit. This may not be the case. Instead, it could be the traditional way students are taught math in this country doesn’t align with...