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The UDS Difference

There is a significant, tangible differentiation in the way we undertake education at Union Day School. We call it The UDS Difference. What is the UDS Difference?
Traditional Classroom
Union Day School Classroom
Focus is on content mastery.
Focus is on process of content mastery.
Teachers "keep moving forward" regardless of student achievement.
Teachers revisit concepts to ensure students mastery.
Instruction is segmented - specific times are devoted to math, reading, science and social studies.
Instruction is interdisciplinary - social studies/science are explored during Reader's & Writer's Workshop.
Students work on the same class/grade level assignment
Students often work on different projects/assignments.
Teachers ask questions then students look for one right answer.
Students ask questions then formulate & debate answers based on their investigation & research.
Teacher-centered.
Student-centered.