REAL Teacher Feature: Helene Sughrue

REAL Teacher Feature: Helene Sughrue

Thank you to Helen Sughrue for sharing her REAL life with us! Helene is an English teacher at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts. Here are her thoughts on discussion, R.E.A.L.®, and learning. Hometown: Marion, MA Current City, School, Teaching Assignments: Marion, Tabor Academy, English 2, English 2 Honors, Advanced Topics: Rhetoric and Composition.  Describe yourself…

Teaching the Art of Effective Communication: A Case Study with Blair Academy

Teaching the Art of Effective Communication: A Case Study with Blair Academy

At Blair Academy, a co-ed boarding school in Blairstown, New Jersey, relationships are everywhere: in the classroom, on athletic fields, in studios and dormitories, and around dining hall tables. These relationships require robust, real conversations — and in order to thrive at Blair, students must develop strong in-person communication skills. We partnered with Blair to…

What We Wish Adults Knew About How Gen Z Communicates

What We Wish Adults Knew About How Gen Z Communicates

Gen Z. iGen. Zoomers.  Whatever they’re called, members of the generation currently ascending into adulthood are often characterized by their affinity for and reliance on technology. This makes sense: born sometime between the late 90s and early 2010s, members of Gen Z are the first to have grown up in a fully connected world.  That…

Discussion Dashboards: Fall Recap & Looking Forward

Discussion Dashboards: Fall Recap & Looking Forward

by Emily Gromoll, Director of Program We began this school year excited to launch R.E.A.L. Discussion Dashboards, our new action research tool, but we were not sure what to expect. We hoped for a few things: first, that we could learn more about which areas – namely, discussion skills, sense of belonging, growth mindset, etc….