Our teachers are the foundation of our school. We have a faculty made up of some of the most creative, principled and hard working people one can ever hope to have guide our children. We are sincerely grateful for the talent, time and energy that each of our teachers bring to our learning environment.
In advance of Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 we solicited testimonials from our community of parents and students recognizing the Breakwater faculty.Here are a few.
The Capstone Project is a year long process in which Breakwater's 8th grade students pursue independent research on a topic of their choice, produce a substantial paper that reflects a deep understanding of the subject, conduct a visual and oral presentation before an audience, and, with the guidance of faculty and community mentors, complete a product inspired by their topic and a gift to the school from which they will soon graduate.
Cranes for Change is the self-adopted name a group of Breakwater fourth graders have chosen to describe a project inspired during their semester long integrated study of history’s peacemakers. After reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr, the students began folding small origami cranes and stringing them. Together, they set a goal to make a thousand paper cranes and formed a plan for how their efforts might benefit others.
As the tinkering space at Breakwater school continues to metamorphose into our Curiosity Lab, opportunities for young engineers to make, discover, experiment and invent are made possible. March 18 and 19 the Open Bench Project partnered with Breakwater school to offer a 3d printer building workshop. Yes. Printer building.