Bennett Day School News

Failing Grades: How to Motivate Students to Learn Without Keeping Score

Students need to learn by doing -- through problem-solving, project-based learning and being creative.  Parents, myself included, need to let go of a system we grew up with and recognize how we experienced school will not prepare students for...

Bennett Live: Inspiring Joy and Creativity with Project-Based Learning at Home

Bennett Labs is on a mission to inspire young designers, creators, and makers everywhere, through principles of Reggio Emilia and Project-based Learning (PBL) while at home. This is why we created, Bennett Live - a new engaging and educational...

Competency-Based Learning During a Pandemic

Martin Moran, Director of Upper School at Bennett Day School, explains how our competency-based system allowed for a seamless transition to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This article was originally published on Martin Moran's ...

Fun Indoor Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

To keep learning fun at home, we have worked with our friends at Osmo to make Osmo Kaleidoscope app available for FREE download until March 31st. This is a creative and fun Osmo app that works with everyday objects!

Demo Night: How Project-Based Learning Comes to Life at Bennett Day Upper School

At our Trimester 2 Demo Night, attendees explored and asked questions about 5 unique small group projects that dug deeply into migration in an effort to determine how we, as citizens, can make lives better for people around the world who either...

#OsmoKaleidoscope on the Go: 5 Ways to Use this App While Traveling

Children of all ages look forward to road-trips and family travels that enrich their lives and expand their horizons. Families who bring an Osmo Base on their family travels will soon discover many reasons why Osmo Kaleidoscope is a great app for...

At Bennett Day, High School Starts at 9:00am. Here’s Why.

Inspired by one of Character Labs weekly emails, CEO Cameron Smith reflects on grit, growth-mindset, and the power of a good night’s sleep.

Discovering the Shape of Chicago: An Upper School Journey in Project-Based Learning

First Trimester at Bennett Day Upper School came to an incredible conclusion with the students' very first Demo Night, demonstrating all of their project-based learning (PBL) around "The Shape of Chicago." 

What is Growth Mindset?

Research shows that our ability to achieve our goals has much more to do with the mindset with which we approach them than the actual goals themselves. That's why students and faculty at Bennett Day School subscribe to the "growth mindset," which...

Moments of Educator Joy at Bennett Day School

I loved the amount of freedom the students have to create their projects”, “I loved how natural everything feels” and there are “... so many opportunities for open play and authentic learning.

These were just some of the moments of joy shared...