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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.

Beyond the Classroom: Science Research at Breck

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017
Imagine being able to do graduate-level research as a high school student.

Making thinking visible

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A great student-learner is one who knows how and when to think creatively, critically, and deeply. But how do you get from “good” to “great”? Practice. Great thinkers are aware of the skills they possess and have routines, inclination, and awareness of their surroundings to know how to approach each situation they face.

Self-awareness and character matter too

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017
As I was getting ready for work on Thursday, my daughter walked into my bedroom and announced that she had been awake since 5 a.m. She said “I couldn’t fall back to sleep, but that’s OK … I just had an hour of mindfulness.”  I asked her a few questions and she explained that they have been learning about mindfulness in the Lower School, helping students recognize and accept how they are feeling in the present without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Wow! I couldn’t help but...

Understanding the bigger lessons in STEM curriculum

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017
Having been the head of the science department at The Spence School in Manhattan, you can imagine that I pay pretty close … well really close attention to science curriculum. When I was thinking about what I wanted for my kids’ education, this became an important topic. STEM – which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is in the news more and more, and I had strong opinions about which approaches would best serve my children as they grew up in an...