Lisa Cain, Author at Mysa School
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Author: Lisa Cain

If that sounds like a class you’d like to take, you’re not alone. For the lucky students at Mysa, The Philosophy of Calvin and Hobbes is one of their spring electives. The class introduces students to great philosophers by asking big questions about the comic strip...

Everyone is trying to get their kids off screens these days. It’s hard to cajole them with Moby Dick, so try these reads instead. We guarantee your middle and high school kids won’t be able to put them down! Graphic novels – Don’t dismiss them! Kids...

Because of our unique and personalized approach, Mysa was able to quickly pivot to distance learning during the pandemic. Thanks to our menus (a personalized list of work that each child receives on Monday), students at Mysa already know how to manage their time and...

Did you know that Mysa has a makerspace? Students use tools, code, learn robotics and more. Right now, the Mysa Minis (grades K-5) are exploring Scratch, a program created by the MIT Media Lab to teach kids the concepts of coding.  We recently experimented with remixing...

Last Friday, Mysa students caught the J2 bus from our Bethesda campus to the bus stop on East West Highway and Meadowbrook Lane. We crossed traffic and entered the a trail following Rock Creek past neighborhoods and a horse stable to a local park. The...

There are a vast number of traditions in education that continue, not based on any hard evidence, but simply because we cannot imagine any other way. For instance, why do schools have summers off? It has to be based on some kind of research on...

Mysa's Second Annual Family Volunteer Fair Community engagement is an important value to cultivate for parents, children, students, and organizations. Working to engage, advocate, and participate in volunteerism allows students to feel a greater responsibility for the well-being of their community. It’s a great way to...