Several years ago, a group of students felt the call to establish a student-led retreat. That initial retreat has become a tradition at Jackson Academy.
As access to and reliance on the internet grows, it is, now more than ever, important to teach students about the right ways to use this powerful tool.
In this blog post, we learn how Jackson Academy works to develop future leaders and prepare students for careers through student Tech Teams. Teen Tech Week is March 5-11.
Pablo Picasso famously said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” I agree with Picasso. In their formative years, young children love to create art. Just provide the materials, and each child will create multiple works of art without hesitation. It is documented that we…
There are two mindsets within Carol D. Dweck, Ph.D.’s mindset theory: fixed and growth. At its most basic level, a fixed mindset means that a person believes that people’s qualities are unchangeable or “fixed.” The growth mindset opposes this view, stating that time and effort can cultivate people’s qualities. These mindsets impact every person daily…
In this blog post, sixth grade English teacher Mallory Gnemi discusses the educational and connectional benefits made possible by Jackson Academy’s one campus.
Defining STEM is a simple task. It is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. But its simplicity ends there. STEM is much more than a catchy buzzword that seeks to combine the four subjects under a single umbrella.
Memory is likely one of the most important but misunderstood functions of the brain. To understand memory and its strengths and weaknesses, you need to understand the variety of types and the influence the brain’s natural processes have on learning.
Jackson Academy partners with parents to raise up the men and women who you’ll want as neighbors and co-workers someday – good people with kind hearts and bright minds.
Jackson Academy invests in professional development throughout its academic divisions, supporting and inspiring teachers to explore innovative teaching methods and provide the priceless gifts of attention and compassion to their students. Sixth grade English teacher Mallory Gnemi was appointed to serve as the Middle School’s professional development coordinator for 2021-2022.
Play break at school might just be the most exciting part of a child’s day. Not only is it a time for imaginations to run wild, friendships to form, and laughter to abound, but it is also a crucial time for social development, physical development, and cognitive development in growing children.
As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow so eloquently wrote in his poem “A Psalm of Life,” human beings can lead lives of greatness that will “leave footprints on the sands of time.” Longfellow was calling his readers to live life to the fullest and set an everlasting and inspiring example for others. Longfellow’s call is evident in…
November 9 through 13, Jen Henson led an intense, five-day ACT preparation boot camp for Jackson Academy’s junior class. With 22 years of experience as a high school English teacher and nearly ten years owning her ACT coaching company Goal Digger, Henson’s work equipped students with a detailed map to increasing their scores and potentially…
Upper School American English teacher Sandra McKay works to make respect reciprocal. She wants students to feel respected, to respect one another, and to respect their teachers and the educational experience.
Jan Sojourner and CJ Stewart foster a common trait in students at Jackson Academy: resilience. Each believes resilience is a characteristic that can be developed and will be useful throughout life.
Experienced public relations professionals at a communications conference I recently attended wrestled with the topic of incivility. Their task was to determine what they could do as communicators about the rise of incivility, which is often at the forefront of daily experiences on social media.
Chris Tucker, a veteran teacher at Jackson Academy with 35 years of service, believes teaching more than the subject matter is part of his role. He calls it “developing confidence in their competence.”