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Six Characteristics of Creativity practiced at Rhoades

The six characteristics of creativity according to Stanford University Professor Tina Seeling include; Knowledge, Imagination, Attitude, Habitat, Resources and Culture.  In this video clip  watch Dr. Seeling explain her model which she calls the “Innovation Engine.” At the Rhoades School, we proudly create an environment  and culture that promotes and teaches…
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Growth Mindset: A Belief about the Nature of Intelligence

A growth mindset is a belief that we can develop our intellignce and abilities.  As adults, we try to get better at what we do thoughout our lives.  When we work on our own growth mindset we learn valuable lessons that we can share with our children.  Click to read more.

Stanford University Dean offers parents advice on How to Raise an Adult

In her new book How to Raise an Adult, former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott- Haims tells readers “Our job as parents is to put ourselves out of a job.”   At The Rhoades School, we often say that it is important to let kids fail and fail…
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Four Rhoades School Graduates Working at Google

In a 2014 op-ed piece entitled “How to Get a Job at Google”  readers learned from Thomas Friedman that Google looks for five hiring attibutes in its employees.  Four Rhoades School graduates are currently working at Google and have shared with us that The Rhoades School helped them to develop…
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Maximize the Benefits of a Growth Mindset

In the September 22, 2015 issue of Education Week, Carol Dweck revisits the Growth Mindset.  She reminds readers that a growth mindset isn’t just about effort.  While effort is important for student achievement it is not the only thing.  “Students need to try new strategies and seek input from others…
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How Rhoades meets the needs of high ability math students

There are five cognitive processes that students must engage in order to understand mathematical concepts:  problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections and representations. Students who are cognitively advanced in mathematics tend to quickly grasp new material and often understand concepts without direct instruction, due to an intuitive awareness of…
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A return on investment analysis of the effectiveness of football and music as educational tools

Read this interesting article from Education Week where John Gerdy articulates the pluses of music as an educational tool for the 21st century.  John Gerdy is an athlete and musician. More information on Gerdy can be found here. Football or Music? What’s the best K-12 Investment?

Bright Students excel at The Rhoades School

See this interesting article in the Wall Street Journal.  Thirty- six years ago Charlotte Rhoades Glinski founded The Rhoades School as a place where gifted students meet their full potential. A great problem in U.S. education is that gifted students are rarely pushed to achieve their full potential.

Rhoades School graduates in the news.

Erica Barrett, Class of 2013, just completed a Multivariable Calculus course at UCSD. Despite being a just a high school sophomore, Erica was well prepared for the rigors of this challenging, advanced level mathematics class and earned high praise from her university professor who stated she was one of the…
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Rhoades Receives Highest Level of Accreditation

The Rhoades School received the highest level of accreditation status from Western Association of Schools and Colleges during our 2015 accreditation process.  During our accreditation visit, a team from WASC visited all classrooms, spoke with teachers, students, parents and administration and reviewed school program data.  Please see highlights from the…
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