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A scholarly "Yup!"
Third-graders demonstrate their knowledge of European countries through a spirited adaptation of the television show Storage Wars, including gamblers, moguls, young guns and various surprises.
|Spring has sung|
Lower School students present the Spring Sing, "Singing Around the World" on the Chandler field. The performance included a variety of singing and dancing directed by performing arts teachers Mrs. Sharp and Mr. Salmon, and was preceded by a picnic on the field for the first time. School cofounder Katie Chandler was in attendance, too.
|Spanish on screen|
Seventh-grade students create a documentary of a native Spanish speaker each year, interviewing the subjects in Spanish and providing translation via subtitles. Students learn about the cultures of various countries and explore the dynamics of immigration, while refining their video editing abilities. The documentaries are screened in The Ahmanson Foundation Performing Arts Center for students and guests over native dishes.
|Tag and soccer|
Kindergarten students play tag and soccer during a warm morning in p.e.
|STEAM in high esteem|
Chandler celebrates the nine grade-level STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) projects with STEAM night, in which all of the projects were on display for the Chandler community to enjoy.
|And now, a word from our alumni|
Members of the Class of 2009, poised to graduate high school and enter college, share words of wisdom during the Off to College Reunion.
|Head of School's Message: May 20|
In Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World Class Performers from Everybody Else, author Geoff Colvin hangs his hat on deliberate practice as the quality that separates the great from the average. Innate ability and hard work matter less than repetitive highly demanding physical or mental actions designed to improve performance.
Choosing what performance to improve is an important skill in itself. Colvin uses the work of Noel Tichy, a professor at the University of Michigan Business School and former chief of General Electric’s Crotonville management development center, to illustrate his point. Tichy draws three concentric circles and labels the inner circle, “comfort zone,” the middle one “learning zone” and the outer one “panic zone.” Only by choosing activities in the learning zone can one make progress. That’s the location of skills and abilities that are just out of reach. We can never make progress in the comfort zone because those are the activities that we can already do easily, while panic-zone activities are so hard we don’t even know how to approach them.
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