Professional Development in Action: Lori Cohen’s Feature Stories

Recently, humanities teacher Lori Cohen presented at the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Conference in Santa Clara. Her session, called “Creative Nonfiction and the Common Core,” focused on “how to meet the Common Core State Standards through asking students to write feature stories.” During this presentation, participants learned “strategies and approaches that allow... Continue Reading →

Alumni Perspectives: Ari, Class of 2011

The Bay School Blog sat down with Ari, a recent alumna of The Bay School, to talk about then, now and how far she’s come since high school. “I didn’t think I was going to be a screenwriter when I entered The Bay School,” Ari says. “I thought I was going to be a biomedical... Continue Reading →

Conversations: Lori Cohen on Mindfulness

Lori Cohen, a humanities teacher, spoke at Morning Meeting about her experience with mindfulness – from her initial skepticism to her current experience, which falls in line with recent scientific findings about the emotional benefits of being present. She delved into three personal experiences with different types of meditation aimed at achieving different results, before... Continue Reading →

Professional Development in Action: Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen – teacher of humanities, literature, writing, religion and philosophy – discusses how professional development has informed and continues to enhance her classes past, present and future. In particular, she speaks to her recent, NEH grant-funded course and the role it has played in shaping her upcoming new class at The Bay School.  This... Continue Reading →

Alumni Perspectives: Alyssa Muck, Class of 2009

Memories, lessons and advice from four years out When she switched from public middle school to join Bay’s second early adopter class, Alyssa Muck made connections left and right. Finding herself “in the same boat” with all of her classmates, she soon knew each and every student; discovering how easy it was to click with... Continue Reading →

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