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Bennett Labs is a learning innovation and development lab embedded in the life of Bennett Day School. We are committed to advancing creativity and innovation in child, family, and educator learning experiences.

Our mission is to uncover and advance creativity and innovation in learning, and to create learning experiences that foster the development of lifelong learners and leaders.

  • We work in collaboration with design, learning, and technology partners and are committed to all learners as co-designers in the learning experience. 
  • We believe creativity and innovation occur naturally and collaboratively between people, and to the sharing of learning innovations with the world.
  • We accelerate family, adult and educator learning, connect innovators and incubate creations through a progressive approach to learning and social design.

Bennett Labs Creations

A Letter from Frances Judd...

As a Bennett Labs Fellow and Early Childhood TESLab/Art Teacher, I witness how items being developed through Bennett Labs percolate from our inspired and inspiring learning environments. Within the diverse and dynamic pool of ideas in this innovative culture, moments tend to arise that point directly toward a need for new products that could be designed to enhance teaching and learning opportunities. The innovation and development pathways at Bennett Labs tend to come from a broad-based synergy with ties to numerous corners of our Bennett Day community.

The portfolio of Bennett Labs Creations contain items that can help us achieve Bennett Day School's ambitious mission and our deeply held values. For example, because our tenets of progressive education include experiential learning and social responsiveness, it's understandable that we are producing items to help make learning active, engaging, empowering, multicultural, and collaborative. Because we hold firm commitments to authentic documentation of student learning, then it's quite reasonable that we are creating well-designed tools to foster and enhance that work.

In all aspects of Bennett Day, we are guided by a mission to advance innovation, creativity, leadership, and lifelong learning. This mission can also be seen in the manner in which we support university research; we facilitate multigenerational learning teams with students young and old. We think that life in our school can and should include graduate-level design work and product development with outreach to other schools.

By providing avenues for innovation, research, and development, we hope to live in the very teachings that we offer students each day.

Frances Judd

Frances Judd

Early Childhood Art/TESLab Teacher

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