Brewster Academy is at the forefront in
educating students in social and emotional literacy. The Academy has
become the first boarding school to incorporate The Ruler Approach,
developed by researchers at Yale University, into its curriculum. Head
of School Dr. Michael E. Cooper, along with other Brewster faculty, has
begun sharing with other educators the evolution of Brewster's program
and why social and emotional literacy are so crucial to today's
In May Dr. Michael E. Cooper, head of school; Peter Hess, dean of studies; Lynne Palmer, director of admission and external affairs; and Matt Butcher, English department chair; presented at the Independent Educational Consultants Association conference on Brewster's 2020 Vision and the need to prepare students with the skills that are important for life and careers in the 21st century. Brewster's integration of project-based learning and emotional literacy into its curriculum were highlights of the presentation.
To listen to Cooper and colleagues talk about the Emotional Literacy program at Brewster, click here.
Read About it ...
about the evolution of program at Brewster in the 2012 Spring edition of
BrewsterConnections. Emotional literacy and project-based learning
expand on Brewster's student centered curriculum and help prepare
students for college, life, and work in the 21st century.BrewsterConnections (PDF)
Dr. Cooper will be speaking about Brewster's Emotional Literacy program at both the annual conferences for TABS and SSATB this fall. Read more here.