A few decades ago, the entire student body and all of Gaynor’s staff would fit on just a few school buses for the annual apple-picking trip to Demarest Farms. This year, nearly 400 students and over 130 teachers, staff, and specialists piled on 11 (eleven!) school buses for the trip to Hillsdale, New Jersey.
Stephen Gaynor School’s math curriculum is based on the three-pronged Singapore Math approach which includes concrete (hands-on), pictorial (visuals), and abstract (symbolism). No area of elementary mathematics is as mathematically rich, cognitively complicated, and difficult to teach as fractions, ratios, and proportionality.
Learning to write is challenging for all students but is particularly difficult for students with language-based learning difference. Head teacher Jane Moskowitz illustrates Gaynor’s approach to not only teaching writing but getting students to learn to love it.
Emotions can either help or hinder relationships, and we all have moments that get the best of us. In the latest installment of Psychologists’ Corner, Gaynor’s psychology department discusses what a “meta-moment” is and how to incorporate it into your daily life.
The Alumni Reunion Honoring Gaynor’s Distinguished Faculty & Staff brought the Gaynor community together in the Performing Arts Center.