RPS Voices: The Rutgers Prep Blog
As many of us have had to make adjustments in transitioning to remote or hybrid models of learning, it's helpful to know how best to set ourselves and our children up for success in this new setting. Sara Nardulli, our Director of Learning Support has put together the following tips and video to help students of all ages (and maybe even parents who are working from home!) set up a workspace and create a productive environment.
Rhiannon Schade joins Rutgers Prep this year as a full-time College Counselor. With an undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Rhiannon has worked with admission offices UCSC, U Penn, and Sweet Briar, and since 2013 has been Senior Director of Collegewise.
Over the past few months, we have all experienced many changes due to COVID-19. Among those changes has been how students learn and teachers educate/teach. We went from in-person learning to virtual learning overnight in March, and now, for the start of the school year in 2020, our Middle and Upper School students will be engaged in a hybrid model, with a rotational schedule that alternates between in-person and remote instruction. It has been an enormous learning curve for us all, and the faculty at Rutgers Prep has risen to the occasion.
Generalists vs specialists; Is there a benefit to playing sports outside of the focus? Or should children be put on the single sport training “fast track” earlier to get a leg up on the competition?
This topic has received a lot of attention over the past decade as year-round models have taken over hockey, soccer, and basketball at the youth levels. Parents have seemed to make a choice to have their children become “early specializers” with the idea that they may find success and gain an advantage amongst their peers. The three-sport high school athlete seems to be a “throwback” to an age of old school athletics.