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2020

  • Instructor Evan Hochstein

    Language Puzzles

    Kristin Taveira
    Can you use this hint…


    ...to solve this language puzzle?


    FlexSchool kids did!
    There was instant rapport between FlexSchool students and visiting Yale University linguistics student Evan Hochstein, who joined us virtually from Austin, Texas on April 24, 2020. 
    Evan challenged the kids with several puzzles of the sort one might encounter at NACLO (North American Computational Linguistics Open competition) -- an Olympiad-style contest for high schoolers -- and our kids were up to the task!

    In fact, some students dove into the puzzles before they’d even received full instructions! 

    When Evan, who studies the ancient language of Egyptian, asked if anyone else had a favorite foreign language, he found a room full of kindred spirits:  Our virtual classroom just bubbled over with enthusiasm for an astonishing array of languages, including Japanese, Gaelic, Norwegian, ASL (American Sign Language), Spanish, Indonesian, Mandarin, French, German, Swedish and Latin!

    After several highly engaging language puzzles, one student loved the session so much that he spent the afternoon creating his own language! 

    Many thanks to Evan for this inspiring and memorable event.
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  • April is National Poetry Month

    FlexSchool Bronxville
    April was National Poetry Month. FlexSchool Bronxville creative writing students have spent the last few weeks taking an exhilarating ride through the diverse world of poetry!

    Learning about an eclectic array of poetry styles both contemporary and classic has been fun.  Yet, the real excitement is found in the willingness of FlexStudents to create meaningful poems and then share their work with classmates. This is true growth, as many of the students are not only reluctant writers, but apprehensive about sharing their work. The vulnerability involved in sharing work that is so personal to them can be intimidating. A psychologically safe environment that characterizes FlexSchool has allowed our students to open up and connect deeply with each other. Exploring our personal identities as artists has been the thread to bind the diverse array of poems we experience together.

    Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”.  As a teacher, I could not be more proud of the students who have agreed to share their work with you.

    Please enjoy the following poems written by our Bronxville creative writing students.
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  • Gavin Watson

    FlexFriday Lives On ... Online!

    Kristin Taveira
    Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the FlexSchool model. So every Friday -- or as we call it, FlexFriday -- our students get out of the classroom and into the world, to make meaningful real-world connections through activities such as field trips, service days and visiting speakers. 

    We are happy to report that even in the age of social distancing, FlexSchool has continued to provide this wonderful program on our cloud campus, where our students engage in real time with live guides, instructors and industry professionals, and enjoy fully interactive learning experiences every single week.
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  • PE Online

    Kristin Taveira
    Maintaining a healthy mind-body connection is more important than ever right now. FlexSchool has continued to provide Health and Physical Education since Day 1 of remote learning. This FlexSchool student stepped up to lead a beautiful meditation during PE Online.
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  • Bronxville Does Phys Ed

    Kristin Taveira
    When FlexSchool is in session, the world is our gym!
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  • Bronxville - Maple Sugaring

    Kristin Taveira
    Hi FlexSchool families — Kristin from Bronxville here! I have taken our students on every Flex Friday outing since our campus opened this year, and this maple sugaring adventure at Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mt. Kisco, NY was one of my favorite outings yet! There was a time when I had little patience for this time of year, when everything seems cold and dormant, and it feels like it might stay that way forever. Little did I know that just beneath the surface — down in the earth and inside the trees —all sorts of dynamic processes are taking place! And with a little patience and a little effort — if we use the right tools, and tap into just the right spot, at just the right time — there’s so much sweet goodness bubbling up inside, just waiting to spill out! Remind you of anyone we know?
    Please check out our Flex Friday videos for a glimpse into the sweet goodness I’m privileged to see bubbling up in our 2E kids every single week. Thanks for reading!
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  • Bronxville - Visit by Author FS Hochman

    Writer/Motivator/Game Guy/Fun Guy (but not a mushroom), S. F. Hochman encourages FlexSchool Bronxville students to make the most of their talents and abilities by letting it RIP - Resist… Insist… Persist! How to RIP It Good!
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  • Bronxville FlexFriday at Columbia University

    Kristin Taveira
    On Flex Friday, 2/7/20, Bronxville students traveled to NYC for a science enrichment day with the scientists at Columbia University Department of Dermatology. Students examined 3D printed molds for artificial hair follicles, saw real hair follicles under a high-powered microscope, checked out microarrays — they contain the entire human genome!! — made their own lava lamps, and practiced some medical exams! Please enjoy these video highlights of a fantastic Flex Friday!
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  • Bronxville Flex at Hex

    Kristin Taveira
    On Friday, Dec. 19, Bronxville students headed into NYC for a day of gameplay at board game cafe Hex & Co. Students learned about strategy vs. luck, social deduction games, resource management games, cooperative games and more — then spent a fun afternoon playing a selection of the cafe’s 1000+ games together!
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  • Bronxville Snowball Fight

    Kristin Taveira
    Watch Bronxville middle schoolers plan, strategize and work together to transform play mats into forts for an indoor snowball fight! While they’re having a blast building forts and flinging fluffy fabric snowballs, they’re also building important skills such as leadership, problem solving, cooperation and teamwork, all while staying active and developing their motor skills!
     
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