Category Archives: adolescent development

Admissions Strategy! Attending AISAP…

I feel fortunate to be attending the AISAP Annual Institute with our Admissions Team, Susanne Goldman and Rebecca Cushing. We are hearing many important messages Including: the role of “love” coaching and building programs the value of intrinsic rewards over … Continue reading

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The Importance of Interpersonal Skills in the workplace…

So many schools talk about social emotional learning as a co-curricular activity. We are seeing more and more that these skills are a means to acquiring curriculum. They create the conditions for learning. Why People Skills are becoming more valuable … Continue reading

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Busy People NEED quiet time… Harvard Business Review

The case for slowing down and cultivating a mindfulness practice has never been stronger. In our busy modern lives, we need to find quiet time, for thinking and reflecting and expressing gratitude. I am confident that our students, who are … Continue reading

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We are living in strange times

These are strange times. No matter your political beliefs or your ability to absorb the twenty-four hour news cycle, these are strange times. I find myself at loose ends much more since the start of the New Year, searching for … Continue reading

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How do we talk to our children about the election?

This has been a week of election chatter and deciding what and when to discuss with childrenĀ .his remains a very useful resource. Common Sense Media: Kids and the Election 2016

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GRIT? Different Strokes…

Thanks, Mr. Rogoff, for this link… Very interesting Steph Curry & Grit!  

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Empathy and Kindness, now more than ever…

  How to foster empathy and kindness in children This article in the Washington Post is timely as we help children navigate not only their own relationships, but watch the tenor of the presidential election this fall, and sometimes even … Continue reading

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