It’s not often that a school promotes kids arguing, loudly objecting to what they hear and passing judgment on each other, but that’s exactly what New Canaan Country School eighth graders are encouraged to do as they partake in mock trials designed to build oratory and thinking skills they’ll likely find useful as adults. (New Canaan Advertiser, Jan. 29, 2015)
New Canaan Country hosted its second annual Culture and Collaboration Day Saturday, Jan. 24 which featured keynote speaker Jim Ziolkowski, founder of the Stamford-based nonprofit organization, buildOn, and author of the national best seller, Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World? (View a slideshow of the event.)
John Amaechi OBE, New York Times best-selling author, psychologist, executive coach, social entrepreneur, Officer of the Order of British Empire and former professional basketball player spent three days at Country School talking with students, teachers and parents about inclusion, character and performance. Read about his visit in the New Canaan News.
More than 30 Lower School families braved the snowy weather last Friday morning to play math games. Children challenged their parents at some of their favorite math stations while practicing computational skills. "I can't believe how many children were excited to come to school early to do math," said one parent.