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Martin Institute Mentioned in Article on Good Schools Benefitting Community

The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence was listed as an example of a good school being a beneficial to the local community in a guest article by John Chubb, president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Saturday’s edition of the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS).

Read the full article

By: Mar 16th, 2015

Free Lunch with Ocean Explorer, Chris Fischer, Tue. Mar. 3

Chris Fischer is an ocean explorer who’s led 20 global expeditions researching great white sharks and other apex predators to advance conservation and public safety.

In 2013, he launched the Global Shark Tracker website and mobile app, which is the basis for a new K–12 education curriculum about sharks.

25 spots available

Tuesday, March 3

11:30–12:30
Presbyterian Day School, Hussey Commons

Cost is free but attendees must register

By: Feb 10th, 2015

Winter Fun

Snowman Craftivity in the JK

By: Feb 9th, 2015

Writers' Workshop: I think we're hooked

As my placement at New Hope Christian Academy continues, I'm loving the opportunity to work with Ms. Hinesley's fifth grade class's Writers' Workshop. I'm thinking we're hooked!

By: Jan 15th, 2015

"No Wonder Grown Ups Don't Grow Up Any More"

With the start of an eight-week placement at New Hope Christian Academy in Frayser, Bailey and Kara are challenged to embrace unhurriedness in the classroom and out.

By: Jan 7th, 2015

Making Thinking Visible-A Martin Institute Learning Seminar

What does “making thinking visible” mean to you? How do you know if students understand course material? What routines can you use in your classroom to illustrate and guide your students’ thinking?

By: Dec 27th, 2014

Oh No! Where Did Frosty Go?!

"Um, the sun melted him. It got so hot because of his mittens and he just turned into water. Snow just melts."

By: Dec 18th, 2014

December Newsletter

News about upcoming Learning Seminars and our upcoming Summer Conference.
By: Dec 1st, 2014

The Ebb and Flow of Good Instruction

It’s fluffy, it’s ambiguous, it’s uncontrolled. It’s a leap of faith; it’s all-in commitment. 

By: Nov 17th, 2014

Teachers Watch Game Tape, Too

Preparing for the next big match requires a little review, reflection, and improvement strategy.

By: Nov 6th, 2014