Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Season of Gratitude

As family holidays go, I have always loved Thanksgiving best of all. Thanksgiving always invokes memories of my maternal grandparents’ home in Newark, N.J., where my mother and her siblings were raised. There are memories of running up and down … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Teaching Students (and Ourselves) To Be Agents of Change

A recent New York Times Magazine cover referenced a series of articles about failure as the path to success. On a few occasions I have reminded our faculty that if we expect our students to make themselves vulnerable to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Multi-tasking: Unavoidable? Necessary Evil? Myth?

While enjoying the Heads Conference at Mohonk last week, I became familiar with the work of Tony Schwartz, one of the terrific speakers at the conference whose work on The Energy Project is making me rethink the school day and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Halloween Trick or Halloween Treat?

As a still new head of school, and as one still new to Tuxedo Park School, I pride myself at appearing (and being) relatively unflappable. I can take many things in stride. I understand that there is much to learn … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Auditors are Coming, The Auditors Are Coming, The Auditors…Are Here

Many schools can view the arrival of a NYSAIS accreditation team as a three-and-a-half day event to be endured: schools worry about judgment, about feeling affirmed and about testing out our mission. But quite the opposite feeling was apparent yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Home Communication: Conferences, Interim Reports and School.

As parents we often worry: Are we are doing the right thing? Too much? Not enough? When we approach conference day (or in my case, with a child in boarding school, Parents’ Weekend) we arrive with a mix of excitement, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

iPads and the Path Ahead

October brought a gorgeous first week of weather, the launch of the TPS faculty iPad pilot program and the untimely death of Steve Jobs. As I think about Tuxedo Park School and imagine all the possibilities that technology can bring … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment