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Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017
The Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning Speaker Series in Honor of the Class of 2016 welcomes Dr. Michael Thompson back to Breck!  Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than seven hundred schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He and his co-author, Dan... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
​Breck will open its doors from 5:30-8:00pm for our January Admissions Open House. This event provides families the opportunity to experience all that Breck has to offer. Current faculty, parents, students, and members of the administration will be there to give tours, answer questions, and provide information about the many aspects of life at Breck. This is a great event for the whole family to attend. We hope that you’ll be able to join us and experience all that life at Breck includes. To... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
From the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dear Members of the Breck Community, On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Search Committee, I am excited and honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Natalia Rico Hernández as the sixteenth Head of School at Breck, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Hernández will succeed Edward Kim, who has provided important service and leadership over the past decade. Dr. Hernández has led a life, personally and professionally, that aligns fully with Breck’s... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016
Breck Seniors Archana Murali and Elena Berman were two of 350 applicants to receive the Honorable Mention award in the National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. Nearly 3,500 applications were submitted with 50 taking the top prize.  This annual award recognizes U.S. high school women in grades 9 through 12 for their interest and achievements in computing, leadership, academics, and plans for post-secondary education.  Only six other Minnesotans... Read More
Posted by Daisy Pellant, PhD on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning has been asked to be an Academy School in partnership with the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. Our collaboration with them will include participation in research examining the impact of mind, brain, and education training and attendance at their Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy in Potomac. This year, we will be represented by Lower School instructor... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
By the end of the 2017-18 school year, Breck’s goal is to have all faculty trained in the mind, brain, and education approach using a neurodevelopmental framework through the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning. Understanding the neurodevelopment of our students helps us see them more clearly, align our practice, and support all students in knowing  themselves as unique learners. The first important step is training a select group of faculty chosen as our Peter Clark Center for... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
On Thursday, November 17, we kicked off our 2016-2017 Speaker Series in honor of the class of 2016 by welcoming Peter C. Brown to Breck. Peter is the co-author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. The audience of fifty was given some preview work and a fillable form as they took their seats. They were asked, “Think about something you learned in school and currently know really well. Briefly describe it and list strategies that helped you learn it.” The three main points... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Imagine: an entire room filled with four- and five-year-olds surrounded by opportunities for constructive play. While some of us may have visions of chaos ensuing, for two Preschool teachers, it’s actually the beginning of something incredible. Kelly McCool and Ty Thayer ’90 are a new team in the Preschool classrooms, and are envisioning ways for children to collaborate on a whole new level using their new project room at Breck. “One of the easiest ways to describe the project room is that it... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016
*This message was sent to all Breck families on November 11, 2016, following the U.S. Presidential Election.* Dear Friends, Throughout Breck's history, we have been committed to creating an inclusive community and remaining open to new ideas and perspectives. Our Mission and Values state that "each student's life is enriched in a diverse community where differences among people are recognized and appreciated." This belief is one we expect our community to uphold and is integral to our... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Evan Jones ’86. Evan is a faculty member at Breck where he teaches 5th grade science. He graduated from Breck in 1986 followed by the University of Minnesota in 1993. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and two children. Ten Questions 1. What was the last book you read? I just finished The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel Brown.  It’s a fantastic story about the... Read More