Monthly Archives: October 2014

The benefits of Pre K and the value of PLAY!

Luckily for us, one of our PreK teachers, Mr. K., is involved in the PreK training program at Bank Street. Also, luckily for us, we know the value of PLAY and PreK at TPS. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/opinion/the-building-blocks-of-a-good-pre-k.html?_r=0

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A Cure for the Parenting Blues!

I love this. Good sense and just the right amount of humor. And some very helpful suggestions. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/opinion/a-cure-for-hyper-parenting.html

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What I learned at the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Lesson 1: Innovation and Design: The LEGO Challenge

Last week I had the opportunity to represent Tuxedo Park School at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Certificate Program: The Future of Independent Schools. We were forty school leaders from around the world, from all kinds of schools, working … Continue reading

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Book: Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz

The main thesis of his book is about the value of a liberal arts education and whether the students coming our of Ivy League schools are “excellent sheep” or not. The reactions he is receiving around Ivy League campuses are … Continue reading

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Everything I thought I knew about school was validated at Harvard… and there were a few surprises!

Listening to Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot present The Third Chapter and hear how it applies to our work in schools? Priceless. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/04/i-have-always-been-temperamentally-wired-to-carry-on/

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My three days at Harvard Graduate School of Education… glowing in the aftermath…

Professor Rick Weissbourd gave us great pearls of wisdom about empathy and caring and creating learning environments that value these social emotional skills. He also says we need to focus less on happiness. Very inspirational! http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/07/18/are-you-raising-nice-kids-a-harvard-psychologist-gives-5-ways-to-raise-them-to-be-kind/

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Differentiation at every level… thanks to Kyle Redford and Yale

This is a another great post by my colleague Kyle Redford, working out of Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle/dyslexia-action-denied-an_b_5950008.html

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