Posts about Culture Of Support

September 20, 2017

The Art of Problem Solving at BASIS Independent McLean

“What we need to work on in this country is getting comfortable with struggle in learning, with the discomfort that comes from not knowing something.”
~Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World.

At BASIS Independent McLean, we are eager to connect with fellow educators and educational programs. On September 6, our campus had the honor of hosting Richard Ruscyzk, co-author of the wildly popular Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) textbooks. For those who did not attend or who may not have heard of him, Richard is leading what Peg Tyre in The Atlantic dubbed “the math revolution.”

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May 10, 2017

Special Event with Richard Rusczyk, Co-Author of The Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)

“What we need to work on in this country is getting comfortable with struggle in learning, with the discomfort that comes from not knowing something.”
Amanda Ripley, author of “The Smartest Kids in the World”

mathpic.jpgAs we wrap up our first year as a school community, we very much seek out opportunities to connect with fellow educators and educational programs, both near and far. On May 18 at 6:30 PM, BASIS Independent McLean will host Richard Rusczyk, co-author of the wildly popular Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) textbooks. For those who may not have heard of this rock star math teacher, Richard is leading what Peg Tyre in The Atlantic dubbed “the math revolution.”

The AoPS textbooks and approach to learning have sparked an online school and community of 160,000 strong that includes the International Math Olympiad students and just about every math enthusiast on the planet. This year the AoPS team launched two brick and mortar schools, one in Morrisville, North Carolina and the other in Vienna, Virginia. I imagine they will spread like wildfire up and down the east and west coast.

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October 30, 2016

Struggle and The Art of Problem Solving at BASIS Independent McLean

“What we need to work on in this country is getting comfortable with struggle in learning, with the discomfort that comes from not knowing something.”
Amanda Ripley, author of “The Smartest Kids in the World”

“I believe the BASIS.ed culture prepares students for life because it teaches them that learning is cool, learning is essential, that you don’t always know the answers, but you know how to find the answers and you’re not going to give up until you find the answers. BASIS.ed will prepare you to never stop learning.”
Porter MacDonald, BASIS.ed art teacher

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February 8, 2016

A Limitless Future: The BASIS Independent Student Video

We are excited to unveil to you the fruits of a couple of non-stop days in October - our BASIS Independent videos! Recently, we shared with you the first two videos in the series, the BASIS Independent Parent Video and the BASIS Independent Faculty Video.

Here's a refresher on the project: Over the course of three days, we filmed three separate videos: one about the family experience with our school, the teacher perspective on what it's like to work here, and the student perspective on what it is like to learn here. We love these videos and hope you do, too.

They are raw, spur of the moment, unscripted reflections of what it's like to be a part of the BASIS Independent community.

They breathe life into Education Redefined and demonstrate what happens when you combine an accelerated, rigorous curriculum with exceptional, expert educators in an environment of support and deep respect for the art and science of learning.

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January 25, 2016

The Art & Science of Teaching: The BASIS Independent Faculty Video

We are excited to unveil to you the fruits of a couple of non-stop days in October - our BASIS Independent videos! Back in December, we shared with you our first video in the series, our BASIS Independent Parent Video. Check out the BASIS Independent Parent Video here. 

Here's a refresher on the project: Over the course of three days, we filmed three separate videos: one about the family experience with our school, the teacher perspective on what it's like to work here, and the student perspective on what it is like to learn here. We love these videos and hope you do, too.

They are raw, spur of the moment, unscripted reflections of what it's like to be a part of the BASIS Independent community.

They breathe life into Education Redefined and demonstrate what happens when you combine an accelerated, rigorous curriculum with exceptional, expert educators in an environment of support and deep respect for the art and science of learning.

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