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Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Emma Van Riper ’20

May 16, 2019

As summer is approaching and the weather is getting nicer out, it makes sense that students are asking their teachers to hold class outside for once. After being inside hour after hour, day after day, month after month, the same routine can get pretty boring. If teachers were to allow classes to be hel...

Disparities in SmartBoard technology limit learning

Disparities in SmartBoard technology limit learning

Maya Reiner ’21

March 19, 2019

Whenany Staples student or faculty member walks into a classroom, it is always a  surprise as to what SmartBoard they will be working with. There are a variety of SmartBoards around Staples High School, changing  in quality with every classroom. Some are from years past, while others have been recently...

Continuing Educations offers summer courses for credit

Continuing Educations offers summer courses for credit

Natalie Bandura '22

February 26, 2019

Swimming at the beach, going to camp, traveling- we think of summer vacation as a blissful time free of homework or exams when students can rest and enjoy themselves before the school year starts again. Yet for some, summer is the perfect time to head back to the classrooms and learn something new, get...

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Lia Chen '20

October 30, 2018

In Westport, there is one feature that defines nearly every classroom. It’s not living, nor is it figurative. Most of the time it is dark and inactive. Yet education at Staples would not be the same without it. For nearly a decade, Smartboards have been an integral part of learning in our school. The relocation of world language teachers to new classrooms in wake of the implement...

Test correction policies promote learning

Test correction policies promote learning

October 28, 2017

By Lauren Wasserman '19 “Test corrections will be offered this year.” This is a policy that every student hopes to hear on the first day of school. Test correction policies give students the opportunity to redo the problems they got wrong on a test, and write an explanation for why it was wrong. If t...

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