Our Vision for Personalized Learning

Philosopher John Dewey wrote, “if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”  We now have the opportunity to embrace a new way of teaching that will prepare our students for a future we cannot imagine, while instilling in them the same core values and strong academic foundation our schools…

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An Introduction to Cognitive Skills

What are Cognitive Skills?  Cognitive Skills are interdisciplinary competencies that require higher-order thinking. David Conley of the Education Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) calls these skills “cognitive strategies” and defines them as “ways of thinking necessary for college work.” The Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) suggests that these skills are “how we use what we know”…

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An Introduction to Habits of Success

What are Habits of Success? The Habits of Success we refer to in personalized learning are the social and emotional skills that enable students to be successful at both academic and non-academic pursuits. The field of social-emotional learning (SEL) is awash in terminology to describe factors required for successful learning, outside of traditional academic skills…

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Introducing Carolyn Wiezorek, Ed.D., St. Anthony/Our Lady Principal

Holy Family is pleased to introduce Dr. Carolyn Wiezorek as the principal at St. Anthony Elementary and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Carolyn is a 1980 Wahlert Catholic alumna. She will officially begin her new position on July 1.   Before joining the Holy Family administrative team, Carolyn taught fourth grade at Prescott Elementary and was an associate professor of education…

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The Call to Littleness

A reflection on Holy Family’s 2018-2019 school year theme – Witness for Christ.   As she prepares for graduation and the next phase of her life journey, Wahlert Catholic senior Mary Freund reflects on what being “little” means to her as a Witness for Christ.    I had the privilege of going to St. Columbkille…

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