Monthly Archives: January 2013

Klingenstein Heads Program: Yards After the Catch!

The Dean of Admission of Columbia College, Peter Johnson, addressed our heads group at the end of the day. He and colleague, Alec Milton, discussed admissions at Columbia and gave us a window from the inside to their college admissions … Continue reading

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Klingenstein Heads Program, Day 4, Welcome Back, John Dewey!

  John Dewey? The most prolific American philosopher ever. This morning’s philosophy debate/conversation left me feeling excited and energized about the state of education, what is possible and what we are already doing that is so right in schools. And … Continue reading

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Klingenstein Head’s Fellowship, Day 3 January 30, 2013

  In our 21st century skills class, we discussed Pat Bassett’s 5Cs +1. Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Cosmopolitanism (cross-cultutral competency) We also discussed (in small groups), how we would create our ideal 21st Century School. So who are we? … Continue reading

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Klingenstein Head’s Fellowship, Day 2

Philosophy of Education; Research Skills; 21st Century Skills So Montaigne would have loved Sugata Mitra.   Sugata Mitra discusses minimally-invasive education.  On this day we debated how we judge what makes a teacher qualified to teach his/her subject matter: in domestic … Continue reading

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Heads Of School Against Gun Violence The dawning of a new era? Maybe. Feeling the need to do something? Then do it. Our children are depending on us to keep them safe.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Newtown Music Project   Children from Newtown, CT sing with one of my favorite singers. Believe in the healing power of music!

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Parents and children talking tech and tech rules at home

I love this story for many different reasons, but mostly because it really does spell out what parents need to discuss with children about technology and each individual family’s core values. Adapt it as you will for your family, but … Continue reading

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