To Blog or Not to Blog… that was the question! Well, not anymore, Yorkshire Academy is joining the world of bloggers.
What is a blog you may ask? Basically, it’s a sort of online platform to share information. The Yorkshire Insight is another tool for us to post: parent education news, student’s writings, Yorkshire parent’s expertise, or just to take a deeper look into what’s happening on and off campus.
What are the rules for our blog? Really, our hope is simply that the information we post is relevant, entertaining, and helps to convey the essence of what makes Yorkshire… Yorkshire.
Posted: February 28, 2019 | Author: Amanda Renée Rico, Ph.D., Director of Education for the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston and a Yorkshire Parent
Amanda Renée Rico encourages us as citizens of the world, parents, and, of course, as educators to think globally.
Posted: January 29, 2019 | Author: Madelaine Morris, Music Teacher
Madelaine Morris, our music teacher for the last 24 years, gives us a glimpse of a beautiful musical family. Maybe each of us should add a little more music into our lives.
Posted: January 10, 2019 | Author: Doug Reed, Bema Information Technologies Partner
To ensure a healthy and happy 2019 computer life, resolve making changes to your computer behaviors. Discover ten tips on how to not become a victim of nefarious online phishing attacks.
Posted: November 14, 2018 | Author: Jeff Biehl, Parisi Speed School Houston Director
Jeff Biehl, the Parisi Speed School Director at the Memorial Athletic Club in Houston, shares his views on injury prevention. Learn how many sports injuries can be prevented with proper training and conditioning.
Posted: October 17, 2018 | Author: Sally Waterfield, Yorkshire Academy Pre-K Teacher
Sally Waterfield, a Yorkshire Academy Pre-K teacher shares her views on the value of “play” in educating young children. “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.”, by Diane Ackerman, is one of Mrs. Waterfield’s favorite quotes. Read this post to see why.
Posted: May 08, 2018
Melinda Nelson, 5th grade teacher, is celebrating her 30th year of teaching at Yorkshire Academy. Take a minute to learn what brought this amazing teacher to Yorkshire, and why she has chosen to stay so long. You’ll get a little insight into what makes the teaching profession different than most other jobs.
Posted: March 29, 2018 | Author: Annelean Botha, Yorkshire Academy Preschool teacher
Annelean Botha, Yorkshire Academy Preschool teacher, comes to school every day wearing the same thing—a smile. She’s got some great advice as to why we all should add that accessory to our daily wardrobe.
Posted: January 17, 2018 | Author: Maureen Molla, Yorkshire Parent and Yorkshire Teaching Assistant
Maureen Molla discusses how car seat safety and the warmth of puffy winter coats can create a parent’s dilemma.
Posted: November 30, 2017 | Author: Judy Drilling, Second Grade Teacher and Dietitian
Judy Drilling, our second grade teacher and dietitian, explains how to plan and prepare a variety of nutritious school lunches that children will enjoy eating.
Posted: October 26, 2017 | Author: Elizabeth Wilson, 4th Grade Student
Houston Strong. Texas Strong. Elizabeth Wilson, Yorkshire Academy 4th grader, shares an insightful look back at Hurricane Harvey’s effect on Houston.
Posted: September 07, 2017 | Author: Rachel Penaflor
Got Grit? Much more than Yorkshire’s theme this year, and on display citywide throughout the challenges of Hurricane Harvey, Rachel Penaflor, Yorkshire Academy Colleague and new mom shares how important she considers the trait of “Grit” to be for her own daughter’s development.
Posted: April 18, 2017 | Author: Laura Decherico, Fourth Grade Science Teacher
Laura DeCherico, fourth grade science teacher, shares her life-long love of riding, training, and rescuing horses.
Posted: February 03, 2017 | Author: Dr. Shuoyang Zhang, Yorkshire Parent and Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas
Yorkshire parent and University of St. Thomas professor shares her favorite TED talks and books on a variety of topics including creativity, social networks, and what makes a good life.
Posted: December 13, 2016 | Author: Jacqui Stanley, Fourth Grade and Art Teacher
Jacqui Stanley, fourth grade and art teacher, shares her experience diving the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary when all corals and sponges spawn, creating an unimaginable underwater snowstorm.
Posted: November 17, 2016 | Author: Kasperi Lehtonen, Yorkshire Academy Fifth Grader
Words. Words can be so powerful, and when one knows how to use them, they can create amazing masterpieces. That’s what makes Literature Circle so exciting!
Posted: October 24, 2016 | Author: Andee Felts, Yorkshire Parent
In today’s world, trying to navigate all of our modern technological tools can sometimes make us forget how to slow down for some of the more important things. For my family, one of the most important “slow” activities is the family meal.
Posted: September 22, 2016 | Author: Yorkshire Academy
Join us in reading and discussing a book that details how character traits like grit, curiosity, persistence and self-control are the keys to success in school, college and life.