When I give someone such rapt attention, I tend to turn square to them. Like a tennis player prepared to return a vicious serve, I find that my shoulders become parallel to the speaker. I am fully present for them, and the rest of the world melts away in much the same way it does when I am engrossed in a book.
I had a different #tbt planned, but once again my plans were thwarted by current events–this time at a High School in Florida where, as it stands now, seventeen people have lost their lives. It is not OK. We are failing. Please read through the full link–particularly parents who want to find a way forward […]
Parents can get a bad rap because we come across as obsessed with our children’s grades, while neglecting a far more appropriate concern with our children’s learning and critical skill building. Perhaps we are simply misguided as to how to best express our interest in what is happening at school and its relationship with the […]
On Saturday evening I took my seventh grade daughter to see Hidden Figures. This movie struck me as rare and important for several reasons: It is loaded with strong female characters in prominent roles, and men were cast in supporting roles. Characters of color are the center of the film. For the three women at the […]
In today’s post I am providing data from a recent survey we gave students, faculty, and parents at St. George’s Independent School regarding a new daily schedule we implemented this semester for students in grades 6-12. Without describing the new schedule in full, its key components include: longer classes (70 minutes) that meet less often and […]
[We sent the following letter out to the St. George’s Independent School Community this morning. While it is relevant specifically to SGIS, I believe it also has some relevance to all schools on this eve of the 2016-2017 school year.]Dear Families:We are gearing up for a great year at SGIS. As I write, the new […]