Category Archives: Upper School

Back to School Tips from Gia Batty, Learning Specialist

Today marks the official start to the academic school year, and while all of us (teachers, parents and students) may feel differently about returning to Nobles after such a wonderfully long break, I know we all have one thing in … Continue reading

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A Good Night’s Sleep

Head of Upper School Ben Snyder often writes about the importance of sleep, reminding parents how important it is for the developing teenage brain: “Sleep is a critical factor in learning. If your child is out or up late — … Continue reading

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Far From Dead: The Relevance of Latin by Head of Classics Department Dan Matlack

“Why should anyone take Latin? No one speaks it anymore.” I have addressed these naively simplistic charges many times in my career. Allow me a moment or two to take them head on. Latin is much more than a language … Continue reading

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5 Study Tips from the Learning Specialist, Gia Batty

1.  A place to work All students need a quiet and clutter-free space to study.  Help your child by clearing a spot at your dining room or kitchen table or at a desk in his or her room. When choosing … Continue reading

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Teenagers and Motivation by Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School

As teachers and parents we are often faced with the challenge of how to get our students and children to “work harder,” “care more” or “get stronger” (or a million other ways in which we, as adults, think they can … Continue reading

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