Category Archives: education

Before we know the election results…

I have a clear recollection after the 2016 election that I wished I had anticipated where the hot spots would be in our community, regardless of outcome. As we try and help our students make sense of an increasingly polarized … Continue reading

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Independent School Magazine: Why Inclusion is the thing!

What I love here is the ways schools, specifically Athenian, can measure for inclusion. Why Diversity without Inclusion is a half-baked solution…    

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The Atlantic: How to address loneliness

As loneliness remains a troubling and pervasive problem in America and around the world, teaching preventive skills to students could help create future generations that are healthier and more socially connected.  One could feel despair in reading this quote, but … Continue reading

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FortNite guide for parents!

This is a hot topic for parents right now! Common Sense Media has some, well, common sense for families about how to navigate this. Common Sense Media Guide to FortNite for Parents

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Letters in reply to Parenting Articles; NY Times

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

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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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