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Life on Lowder St Blog

Whether it is lessons in the classroom, athletics, the arts, service or community events, there is always something exciting happening at Ursuline Academy. Read all about it in the Life on Lowder Street Blog!

What Does Learning Look Like?
  • Academics
  • Faculty

What does learning ‘look like’?  How can I tell when my students are actually learning? Even, what is learning?

My students in Spanish 2 have repeatedly shown me this month how they are learning and what they can do with it.  Mis estudiantes worked individually, then with a randomly chosen partner, a carefully paired partner, then in groups of three or four to create a menu, to write a restaurant review and to conduct a formal interview about ‘her’ restaurant.

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  • Academics
  • Faculty

At the culmination of the AP Literature unit on Chinua Achebe’s Nigerian novel Things Fall Apart, we were fortunate enough to have Ms. Rebecca Carr visit for a day to lead two roundtable discussions on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, which Achebe cites as one of his influences; yet maybe not in the way one might think. Rebecca is a teacher of English at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, with a specialization in both early and modern British literature.

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What's that big orange trailer?
  • Student Life

The Ursuline parking lot had a new look during the week of January 29-February 2nd, as it became home to the Distractology van, a driving simulator developed by the Human Performance Lab at UMass Amherst to give students hands-on practice in safe driving techniques and how to avoid distractions behind the wheel. 

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