Centering Curiosity (Ft Julie Mountcastle)
We’re back on another Tuesday with another podcast drop: this week featuring Julie Mountcastle, simultaneously Head of School and Grade 2 / 3 Teacher at Slate School, a K-12 independent school located in North Haven, Connecticut. Julie has been a teacher for nearly 20 years and has taught every elementary grade level and worked in both traditional and project-based classrooms. Passionate about reimagining elementary education, Julie has extended her collaborative and creative energy to every aspect of Slate School, including the development of the curriculum, the school and building design, the integration of the arts into every day, the school’s mission steeped in curiosity-driven education, and sharing that mission with the world . . . even (especially so) during this strange past year. Highlights of our conversation with Julie include:
Don’t forget to also tune in to our Teacher Talks companion podcast . . . this week’s features Shea Egger interviewing three educators of young (and not so young) children: PK3 educator Lea Crongeyer, first grade teacher Mary McCall McArthur, and fifth grade teacher Toby Lowe.
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