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Tongass School
By Christy Showalter


November 10, 2008
Monday AM

I have two children who attended TSAS and are now in middle school. I am very appreciative of the education that they received there. The critical thinking skills will serve them their whole lives. The way the life skills and lifelong guidelines were integrated into the classroom to provide for a positive learning and social environment enhanced their education and has helped them to be good citizens.

During their 5-6th grade years, they learned about a remarkable theory by Howard Gardner - the theory of multiple intelligences. This theory attempts to more adequately explain the wide varieties of abilities that humans display. (Wikipedia) Why, for instance, math might be easier for me and English for you, and music for someone else.

For my children, this contributed to a better appreciation of their classmates and their own strengths and an understanding of why some subjects are more challenging than others. These things plus the excellent academic education they received are why I am really pleased I chose TSAS for my children.

Christy Showalter
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Resident of Ketchikan for 11 years. parent for 33 years."

Received November 06, 2008 - Published November 10, 2008



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