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Do less, Do it Better

Elementary children are expected to be generalists or Renaissance learners. On any given day, they may be researching panda habitats, attempting calligraphy, learning long division, perfecting their free throw, all while navigating the complicated social whirl of the classroom. It

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Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern

It’s just a cookie, or is it ? Parental Guilt

I’m a parent and I know very well how my own children could be pretty expert at leveraging guilt. Unfortunately, this skill improves with age. I would guess that most parents would say they want their children to be resilient

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Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern

Do you have plans tonight?

Today, Josh Ochs did a very informative discussion for our 6th graders about how they may use social media to impact their future in a positive way. I have three children between the ages of 23 and 16, so I

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Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern, Academic Programs, Parent Education

Safe, Smart & Social: Talking to your kids about social media

Sharing our thoughts and experiences is the appeal of the social media experience but what happens when we may have shared too much… Our children will increasingly be tasked with managing their social media profile. How will they manage this

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Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern, Academic Programs

Come out for Cocktails and Conversation

What comes to mind when you hear cocktails and conversation? At NNM, we host a wonderful evening where Elementary/Primary parents can hear and ask questions of a panel comprised of 12-14 students, seasoned parents and former students. The evening affords

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Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern

MAP Testing Update

Our first week of Elementary MAP testing and all has been running smoothly. Thanks to our IT and Operations Department our connectivity has been seamless. Some children have reported that they prefer this type of testing but miss having a

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Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern

What Happened in School Today

The Stanley Cup visited Near North today! If your child claims that nothing out of the ordinary happened today, you need to ask a f ew more questions.  

Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern

Response to Intervention Tier 2

Parents have surely heard the expression”teaching to the whole child” during their time at NNM. It is a worthy goal but how can it possibly happen? How can a teacher meet the needs of each individual student? It takes a

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Posted in 6-12 - Anne Matern, Academic Programs