Author Archives: Kathleen McNamara Head's Up!

About Kathleen McNamara Head's Up!

an educator in Independent Schools for over 28 years

Letters in reply to Parenting Articles; NY Times

Since there is no one right way to parent, this is a terrific compilation of opinions…  

Posted in 21st Century Skills, adolescent development, childhood development, education

Oprah’s 2018 USC Annenberg Commencement Speech…

This is a great address for looking at what is possible in the future of journalism in the world…

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Abby Wambach Commencement Speech at Barnard 2018…

My daughter, Hannah, and I were lucky enough to meet Abby on our Alaska cruise last summer. I knew who she was from the USA Women’s soccer team. She was lovely and humble in person, but who knew?  This speech … Continue reading

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Go Say an Overdue Thank You. It’ll Make You Feel Better.

A Seven Hills parents recently shared this article with me. Today I wrote a bunch of overdue thank you notes. It made my day to express gratitude to those who make such a difference in our community. Try it!

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How to be a resilient parent

  Some great reminders about the fact that our children are always watching us as their parents… MINDFUL.Org How to be a resilient parent

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Parental Controls? Parents are the parental controls…

As we work with families, we keep being reminded that we cannot abdicate to technology in our own homes. There is no better social media monitor than the actual parent. This generates really good conversations. Having those conversations is what … Continue reading

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Our Librarian’s well researched article on information literacy in 2018.

http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/mar18/Roquet–Fake-News-the-Gross-Internet-and-What-to-Do-About-Information-Literacy.shtml

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