Salisbury School: Admissions Blog

A Break from Exams: The Case for Project Based Learning

Posted by Sarah Mulrooney on January 12, 2021 at 10:14 AM

We’ve all been there. Your history teacher assigns you a topic, you spend a week or so in the library researching, and you write a paper with a well-developed thesis, making sure your citations are correct and your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are on point. You turn the paper in and after a few days, you get it back with a grade. The teacher moves on to the next thing, and, while you surely developed your skills during the process, it’s not long before the paper is a distant memory other than its place in the grade book and, perhaps, the bottom of a backpack. That’s usually the end of it, but it doesn’t have to be.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School, Academics, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

Teaching Alongside Our Boys: Reflections from Mr. Rees

Posted by Trevor Rees on October 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

How do we make space for the often misunderstood 21st century boy to emerge? How can we steer him on the path to becoming a gentlemen? What ingredients compose our fertile Hilltop soil? Healthy competition, the passion to lead from behind, and acceptance. Our job is to line up next to the boys, shoulder to shoulder, and light the way a little brighter.

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Topics: All Boys School, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

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