The Elizabeth Ely Education Foundation was established to preserve and promote Elizabeth Ely’s successful and highly effective model of education; and to support educational visionaries who are starting new schools and programs committed to making major improvements in learning through the creation of new educational models.
Siena School Event
On March 17, the foundation in conjunction with the Siena School will be runing a workshop where Elizabeth’s principles will be mentioned and discussed.
This workshop for teachers, tutors and parents will demonstrate how integrating art, movement and music enhances student learning for students with or without languagebased learning differences. For more information, please take a look at the following flyer.
Elizabeth Ely believed that teaching is a dialogue –a deeply intellectual collaboration between student and teacher. She
felt that this collaboration must be extended to include parents and administrators, as well as teams of teachers working
together for student success. Elizabeth believed that master teachers must be flexible in their approach to teaching, using
creative, experiential approaches to capture students’ imagination. One of her cornerstones was that like any strong
relationship, the relationship between teacher and student–and the relationships in a school community–must be
founded on honesty and mutual respect. Building on these cornerstones, she developed five principles that comprise her
educational philosophy about what helps students learn best.