The Cardigan classroom defies simple descriptors, refusing To be defined by one teaching method or philosophical model. Rather, each Cardigan classroom is different, determined by teachers, students, lessons, and countless other variables.
Published twice each year, this is the School’s signature print publication that provides feature articles and alumni class notes, updates on academic programs and campus projects, photographs from events that happen throughout the year, and much more.
For this issue we invite you into the Cardigan classroom to learn alongside our students. The lessons and their objectives are varied, but girding each one are the School's Habits of Learning, targeting the specific skills that challenge and prepare our students for lifelong learning.
Fall 2022 Feature
Habits of Learning for All Cardigan Students
I’ve often heard that championships are won on the practice field, long before the actual game is played. The same could be said for an artistic performance, a debate, or our value system.
FROM THE EDITOR: When I look back over the many months it takes to produce an issue of the Chronicle, and I think about the countless conversations I have with the people in this community, there are always details that overlap unexpectedly, adding surprising nuances and subtleties to the stories within each magazine; history repeats itself, characters long forgotten resurface, faces in archival photographs look eerily similar to faces in the present.
More From the Fall 2022 Issue
It’s just before 9:00 a.m. on the Friday of Spring Family Weekend. The sixth and seventh graders in the Gates Program have been working toward this moment for five months––researching their ideas, developing prototypes, and refining their marketing plans.
As an opening to Black History Month in February, the Cardigan Boys of Color (CBOC) spoke in Chapel, sharing their knowledge and genuine desire to educate the community. But seeking understanding about race and racism and sharing what they have learned with their peers wasn’t limited to one chapel service.
The goal of the project, called the Dartmouth Fellowship for Aspiring Educators, is to recruit promising candidates from underrepresented populations and help them prepare for successful high school teaching careers.
As part of Cardigan’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, the School entrusted Director of Archives and Special Projects Judith Solberg first with cataloging and organizing Cardigan’s extensive historical documents.
Cardigan took the first step toward building a new strategic plan in early 2021. With a focus on people and programs, The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032 was approved in January 2022 by the Board of Trustees.
It’s often the case that as a young person grows up, their passions and interests change as they learn new skills, develop relationships with different people, and encounter different life experiences. That has not been the case with Ben Ely ’21; he’s been an inventor as long as he can remember.
Jim Taylor '66 still loves to play the classic hits of the '60s and '70s that first piqued his interest in music as a young boy at Cardigan, but his career as a composer, conductor, and professor has allowed him to explore so much more of the “wide tapestry of music.”
A quick look at the LinkedIn profile of Carlos Garcia ’07 reveals a simple truth about his character: “If I don’t see an opportunity for growth, I make one.” This perspective has meant that his career hasn’t always followed a direct path.
Ansel Dickey ’10 has roots that go back to the founding of Cardigan. His road to The Point, and almost everywhere else he’s gone, has been by way of a rougher surface; and that’s just the way he likes it.
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