March 8, 2021

HWIS Celebrates Literacy Month

We kick off our month in Week 1 with students “dressed” in celebration of their favorite characters in literature. Students can come to school dressed according to the theme of the day:  Pajamas (Monday), Foreign Character Day (Tuesday), Silly Stories (Wacky Wednesday), Myths and Legends (Thursday), and Fantasy (Friday)
December 4, 2020

What it means to be a strong culture by Michael Morgan

Culture is one of those terms that, when asked to define, is extremely difficult to put your finger on. It’s the fabric woven in our everyday beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. Unseen, but ubiquitous.
November 5, 2020

Developing Students’ Positive Attitudes in the Math Classroom – By Raelen Donahue

When teachers solve problems in class, they can model positive self-talk, approaching a challenging problem in different ways, persisting after not getting the right answer immediately, and celebrating the process as well as the outcome.
August 21, 2020

Bilingualism Boosts the Brain’s Executive Function

The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, or executive function of the human brain, works just like an air traffic control system.
August 13, 2020

The Theory and Practice of Fostering Critical Thinking in a Language Immersion Environment

As an immersion early child educator, how does one develop critical thinking in young children when a second language is just being imparted?