Bennett Day School News

What Anti-Bias Education Looks Like in Early Childhood

As we embark on the journey of nurturing young minds, it's crucial to recognize the profound impact that an Anti-Bias education can have on the development of our children.

Virtual Workshop: Co-Regulation in Early Childhood

Self-regulation, the ability to manage thoughts and feelings to accomplish goals or directive actions, has become recognized as foundational in promoting well-being across the lifespan, including educational achievement and physical, emotional,...

The Power of Authentic Assessment in PreK-12 Education

In traditional education, assessment often involves standardized tests or grades. At Bennett, we believe in a more holistic and individualized approach to assessing student progress.

Redefining Success: Navigating Academic Pressure in Middle & High School

As parents, caregivers, and educators, we need to ask ourselves what we truly want for our children. Is "getting into a good college" the sole definition of success? Are we willing to sacrifice their physical and mental health, happiness, and love...

Fostering Healthy Risk-Taking in Early Childhood

Encouraging risk-taking in early childhood sets the stage for a lifetime of curiosity, creativity, and adaptability.

The Three "Teachers" in the Reggio Emilia Approach

We recognize parents/guardians as the first teacher, classroom teachers as the second, and the environment as the third.

How Project-Based Learning (PBL) Prepares Kids for Life After School

We geniunely believe that students must be invested in what they are learning and the curriculum must be relevant to students’ lives.

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...

Summer Academics: Guest Blog by Senior Kindergarten Co-Lead Teachers, Katie Gertler and Julia DaSilva

Now that it's summer, it's important to ensure that your child is still receiving some type of academic consistency while on break. By no means does it need to be intensive or the main focus of the summer, but it is necessary to prevent what...

What in the World is Executive Functioning? Why Should Parents and Teachers Care?

Here's one for the messy kid who can never find two matching socks. The kid who says "nothing" when asked what they have to do tonight; who forgets what you asked them to do five seconds ago. The kid whose backpack is stuffed to the gills with...