Assets School K-8 Principal Blog


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Welcome

Aloha and thank you for visiting my blog!  I have created this space to share some of the incredible learning that occurs here at Assets School, along with how we support the academic, social, and emotional lives of our students.

Most of my posts will be specific to the Assets School community but I hope to also occasionally share thoughts and observations related to the broader field of education.

I invite you to join me here and to share your thoughts, questions, and recommendations.


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Coming To America

Yesterday was one of my favorite days at Assets School.  What makes it even more special is that it doesn’t come around every year.  Because we have multi-age homerooms, our curriculum is presented in cycles, as opposed to repeating each year.  Yesterday was the day our 5th/6th graders participated in the immigration simulation! Continue reading


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On PBL Night, you could attend a concert, a food tasting, go geocaching, design a library…

Mahalo to everyone who was able to come out to campus last Wednesday to attend our Middle School Project-Based Learning (PBL) Expo! It was a wonderful evening. A real celebration of our students, their talents, interests and learning. Continue reading


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Why We Play with Blocks

“The wonderful ideas that I refer to need not necessarily look wonderful to the outside world. I see no difference in kind between wonderful ideas that many other people have already had, and wonderful ideas that nobody has yet happened upon. That is, the nature of creative intellectual acts remains the same, whether it is an infant who for the first time makes the connection between seeing things and reaching for them…or a musician who invents a harmonic sequence, or an astronomer who develops a new theory of the creation of the universe. In each case, new connections are being made among things already mastered. The more we help children to have their wonderful ideas and to feel good about themselves for having them, the more likely it is that they will some day happen upon wonderful ideas that no one else has happened upon before.”  — Eleanor Duckworth  Continue reading


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The Block Room – Part 1

In common conception, the work of art is often identified with the building, book, painting, or statue in its existence apart from human experience. Since the actual work of art is what the product does with and in experience, the result is not favorable to understanding. – John Dewey, Art as Experience (1934).

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