Category Archives: education in 2012

From Paris with Love…

Every once in a while, quite by coincidence, two things converge and remind me that life can be interesting… And prophetic. Two summers ago, as I began my tenure as head of school at Tuxedo Park School, I had the … Continue reading

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Tis the season…

I have worked at four schools in my 24 years in independent schools and I have never been part of such a lovely, community-building event as this weekend’s holiday decorating party. Parents, veteran and brand new, faculty and staff listened … Continue reading

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A Time for Giving Thanks and Modeling Gratitude‚Ķ

After a Fall fraught with storms and the associated losses (much closer to home than we are used to),¬† this past week has been a time for family and friends and gratitude. I am so grateful for all the TPS … Continue reading

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Customized education… the wave of the future or a passing fad?

I have been sheepishly using the term “personalize” for our unique educational experience. This piece in Forbes illuminates the question and ties in nicely with our faculty summer reading about creativity and a new educational vision. http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2012/11/12/why-we-need-a-fundamental-shift-in-how-we-approach-education/

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NYC Dept of Ed suggests resources for materials at home…

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/learnathome/default.htm

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The school that works together and plays together saws trees and gets us up and running together…

Dealing with the aftermath of Sandy on campus!

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a new film about dyslexia…on HBO

I had the honor to attend the opening of an HBO documentary about dyslexia. A very powerful story and lots of fodder for those of us in schools…watch it as it premieres on Monday, October 29, 2012. http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-big-picture-rethinking-dyslexia/index.html

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