An Image Is Worth a Thousand Words

An Image Is Worth a Thousand Words

Humans rely on sight to interpret the world around them.  Often, much of the interpretation happens in a split second, subconsciously occurring as a feeling or emotion, and it may not be fully processed. It is a skill to be able to recognize the intentional...
Getting Started…

Getting Started…

​According to the Buck Institute for Education, the leading resource for Project Based Learning, projects should be launched with entry events. “Rather than to simply announce a project, we can generate interest by creating a special event that takes our class...
Celebrating the Arts

Celebrating the Arts

On Tuesday, we had a MIddle School Information Night via Zoom for rising middle schoolers.  To prepare for this, I went to the experts.  One expert, Dr. Thomas Armstrong, lists a number of requirements for best educational practices for early adolescence.  Those...
A Landslide of Ideas…

A Landslide of Ideas…

It is sometimes a little scary to consider the fact that we are all very much at the mercy of “Mother Nature.” Our earth is shaped each day and over time by various natural processes and events, and those changes affect us – sometimes drastically. Fourth graders...
Courage

Courage

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.” At PNA, “We educate students to be exceptional learners and independent thinkers of vision, courage, and integrity.” Students at PNA demonstrate courage just by coming to...