The Spectrum

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes

Teachers Work Climate Change Conversations into Classes

Noor Naseer, News Editor

December 9, 2019

Climate change is a constant topic of conversation ringing through the halls, but these conversations take many different forms. According to science teacher Will Bohrnsen, in freshman biology, conversations about climate change might look like a nonchalant passing comment about how the “balance betwe...

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Robert Grace, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Within our community, there are about 12 teachers and faculty members that currently coach a sports team for Blake, not including former coaches. Therefore, it is imperative that they balance both their jobs as a teacher and as a coach. Because of this, many have to prioritize and organize their time so that...

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Daniel Lesov, News Page Editor

February 7, 2018

Mr. Batiste attended Colby college in Maine and played football. Mr Batiste was one of the best defensive players for the team in the late 2000s. Mr Batiste has translated his playing to Blake as he is one of the assistant coaches for the Wolfpack Ms. Calderone played college softball at the Universi...

Teachers approach finals differently

Erin Wordelman, Staff writer

April 28, 2016

You wake up and realize that you have a week full of exams ahead of you, and the stress starts to kick in. All of your study guides are 10 pages long; the thought of mastering that material is daunting. Each teacher and course has the opportunity to offer a final exam of their choosing, with most op...

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson have developed a new style of teaching that involves making students fail, then having them learn from their failures

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016

Everyone has had a test, quiz or project where they understood absolutely nothing on it. Ranging from English essays and social studies presentations to science labs and math tests, nobody can say that they feel confident on every assignment. That’s where Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson enter the ring...

Becoming tech warriors

The newly renovated library is the home base for the school's tech staff

Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor

December 11, 2015

Especially for ninth and tenth graders, getting to know the teachers outside of the six or seven classes you meet with four times a week can be difficult. However, many of these teachers who you might not see every day can be of great help to you, in regard to technology and research questions. The fac...

New Teacher Profiles

Emily Moore '13, Page Editor

September 27, 2011

Students may be surprised to see some unfamiliar faces around school this year. Here's a little more information about some of Blake's new teachers. Ms. Wogstad may be new to Blake, but she is certainly not new to teaching. She has been teaching for 30 years. She has taught Mandarin all levels, rang...

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