Look out Northbrook! John Hunter and the World Peace Game are coming!

A Coveted TED speaker comes to teach a Master Class at Countryside! One of the 100 most popular TED speakers, John Hunter, will be coming to Countryside to teach a Master Class of the World Peace Game in June. Not only will he be working with our teachers, he will also be guiding our own [...]

Look out Chicagoland! John Hunter and the World Peace Game is coming!

A Coveted TED speaker comes to Countryside to teach a Master Class! One of the 100 most popular TED speakers, John Hunter, will be coming to Countryside to teach a Master Class of the World Peace Game in June. Not only will he be working with our teachers, he will also be guiding our own [...]

Sign up for John Hunter’s World Peace Game in Chicago!

Calling Chicago-Area Educators. The World Peace Game Master Class is being held here at CDS, 6/1 to 6/5, 2015. Limited seats! SIGN UP NOW A Master Class with world-renowned educator John Hunter is an unparalleled experience for teachers to come together in an environment insulated from the demanding rhythms and routines of the day in order to [...]

Why Do the Elementary Students Love Coming to School?

The Countryside elementary program practices many of the "Big Shifts in Education" that Pat Bassett speaks about at many independent schools across the country.   A move from Knowing to Doing is one of the most critical big shifts. As Pat mentioned during his presentation, there is a time and a place to deliver information in the traditional top down, teacher-centered [...]

Laurie Ewert-Krocker on Adolescent Development: Review and Resources

1. Prepare for Adolescence Some of our children are already adolescents; others are well on their way. Last night, Laurie Ewert-Krocker's talk for Middle School Parent Education was aimed at informing and empowering parents to walk with their children down this road. The key for parents is being prepared to support the critical stage of adolescence, [...]