Sterne Blog

Neighborhood Eats: The Sterne School Guide

At the intersection of North Beach, Chinatown, and the Financial District, our new campus at 838 Kearny Street puts us in proximity to some of the best eats in the 7 x 7.

savannanilsen

Local Sterne School teacher, Savanna Nilsen, has been selected as a 2018 Science Communication Fellow with the Ocean Exploration Trust. Beginning June 2018, Nilsen will sail aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus during the Cascadia Margin expedition segment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Neighborhood Eats: The Sterne School Guide

At the intersection of North Beach, Chinatown, and the Financial District, our new campus at 838 Kearny Street puts us in proximity to some of the best eats in the 7 x 7.

Get To Know Brian Benson: Sterne High School Spanish Teacher

For the past 15 years I’ve been an outdoor educator, designing programs that focus on mindfulness in nature for students in middle school all the way through college. The bulk of this work was overseas in Central and South America, specifically Costa Rica, Ecuador, Belize, Galapagos Islands, Peru, and Panama. 

Experiential Week

Years ago, one of the first school experiential trips I took was to Portugal, where another teacher & I took a dozen students biking down the coast.

Achieving School Connectedness

When we first made a move to expand the high school program here at Sterne, one of our Big Hairy Goals was creating a school culture of “connectedness” that links three key areas: family, school community, and self.

Why is connectedness so important?
Research points to a strong correlation between school connectedness and academic achievement...

Sterne Podcast: Coaching

 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Remember when you were a child and the holidays were perfect--the table was always filled with good things to eat, your whole family gathered around wishing each other a season filled with peace and goodwill; the house was warm, the desserts were sweet, the presents lovely and lit by candlelight until you fell gently asleep with a smile still lingering on your face.

Yeah, I don’t remember that either.  

Say What?

Every business has its own code and specialized jargon. In my restaurant days in high school and college, you learned the lingo: “Rail two skinny cows” =  2 hamburgers no cheese NOW. “86 bakers” = no baked potatoes. “Lady with a baby” = look out, a full tray of food is coming through. The same holds for the world of education.

Cyber-Safety Workshop

For the past month here at Sterne, both middle and high school students engaged in a cyber-safety workshop through an organization called Empowered by Health.  These workshops topics ranged from online bullying to sexting and everything in-between.

I remember the first year or two after the release of the smartphone, my friends and I were observing “youngsters” with these devices. We were all struck by how oblivious these early adopters appeared -- faces glued to their phones, unaware of their surroundings including their own friends! We referred to them as “phone zombies”.