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“When there is love”

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
For All School Chapel this month our guiding theme was “God is love.” We discussed the four Greek words for love as a part of our reflection. Philia is brotherly, sisterly love or the love of friendship. Storgé is love out of a sense of loyalty or community. Eros is romantic love, and finally, agapé is unconditional love.

Meet a Mustang: 123 eNewsletter

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Tony Jewett '94.

A transformational team

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The end of each athletic season includes recognition of graduating seniors. Often, by senior year, the group is relatively small, featuring just a handful of athletes. But for this year's Boy's JV and Varsity Hockey teams, not only are they graduating 13 members, nine of those 13 have been at Breck since preschool or kindergarten and the remaining four joined by freshman year. Their time together has created strong relationships on and off the ice and built a connection they...

Teacher Chat: Anne Savage

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
As an ultramarathoner and avid knitter, Kindergarten teacher Anne Savage has a full plate when she's not in the classroom. Our new Teacher Chat highlights Breck faculty's motivations for becoming a teacher and passions that fill their lives.

#YOSO - You Only Sabbatical Once

Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2018
 “Hashtag” has not been in my vocabulary for very long. About a year ago I submitted a sabbatical proposal with the intent to “modernize my understanding and practice of twenty-first century math education.” 

The Changing Culture of Schools

Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The culture of school and the culture of learning are changing. Inside the walls of this place we call school, we have the opportunity to look into the future and reshape the experiences of our students. Ultimately, our goal is to prepare our children to be meaningful contributors and successful in their world.

What does Super Bowl LII have to do with Math Class?

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018
As the Twin Cities prepare for the onslaught of football fans, players, coaches, and new media from around the world that will accompany next weekend’s Super Bowl Festivities, I expect that local residents are experiencing a range of emotions.  Most, I’m sure, are still grieving the Vikings loss to the Eagles last week. Others are likely excited for the influx of celebrities and attention for our upper-midwest home, while some are dreading increased traffic, security, and...

The Atari Joystick in an Xbox World

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde: those four ghosts from Pac Man from whom I fled when they were their traditional hues and after whom I chased when blue. My directives were pretty straightforward: gobble up the yellow dashes without being caught and you’re on to the next level. Many an hour was logged on the Atari 2600, most likely with Men at Work or Hall & Oates playing in the background, as I navigated the rather predictable maze and familiar patterns of the aforementioned...

A standing ovation

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018
When the Breck community gathers for a speaker or performer it will invariably offer a standing ovation as the individual steps on stage. The tradition is well established, but for newcomers it can be a bit disorienting. My first experience with this Breck tradition took me aback as I wondered why the nearly 1300 individuals gathered would offer such gratitude before the event when the person had yet to earn the acknowledgement. Experience had taught me that a standing...

A Shining New Addition

Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Students and families entering the Samuel A. Salas Commons at the end of winter break were greeted with a bright new addition - a star quilt hanging in the northeast corner of the space.