Opening the classroom to interns: sharing what it means to teach children of God

Note:  Since 2002, for three weeks in May every other year, Mustard Seed School has opened its classrooms to 8-10 interns from Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA). Some years ago, I was a student at Covenant College, studying to become a teacher. In addition to learning to teach content and subject matter, I learned that […]

Why field trips? A school on the move…

We are a school that travels.  From the school’s inception in 1979, our students have been taking trips nearly every month.  Within Hoboken. Into New York.  And, in the Upper School, overnight trips further away.  Trips are not optional. They are essential to fulfill our mission “to stimulate and broaden the experiences of city children.” […]

MSS Teachers Present at National Science Teachers Conference

If you are in Boston tomorrow, April 4, you can catch MSS teachers Melissa McCallihan (fourth grade) and Clara Buckley (Upper School art) at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Boston.  They will be presenting Full STEAM Ahead!  The conference website says, “Find out how three teachers (4th, 5th, and Art) implement a multi-age STEM […]