Take a look at the first in a continuing series of updates on Science and Technology in the elementary schools in Sandwich.
Fifteen months ago the Forestdale School set out on a journey to reinvent itself. While many of the changes facing the school included things like classroom assignments, lunch schedules, grade configurations and the like, we were also looking to reshape our focus and purpose.
When I was 16 years old I had the opportunity to become a Junior Instructor (JI) at the Orleans Yacht Club. I had attended the club's sailing program every year since the age of 10 and had become a competent sailor that competed on our racing team. As a JI, I was responsible for assisting the Senior Instructors in teaching ten year olds how to sail for the very first time. How do I take what I knew how to do, something that seemed so natural I didn't really have to think about it anymore, and explain it to others in a way that will allow them to do it?