Category Archives: education

Sometimes, a good parenting article enters my orbit…

This would have been helpful to me as my own children were navigating not only their elementary and middle school years, but my own expectations of what those experiences should look like… Parenting from Boston Globe Magazine

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Which skills really matter? Forbes 2018

Amity Millhiser was our keynote speaker last week for our Career Pathways event in San Francisco. She’s a great resource for us at Seven Hills. https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitymillhiser/2018/12/06/tech-skills-are-in-demand-but-companies-cant-lose-sight-of-soft-skills/#73e772211c2b

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Should the goal be Straight-As? Adam Grant says no…

I have been an Adam Grant fan for a while. The faculty and staff read one of his books last summer, Give and Take, after I heard him speak at NAIS last year. I agree wholeheartedly with this piece. It … Continue reading

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Being Grateful CAN prolong your life…

  At Seven Hills, one of our core values is Be Grateful. We teach students to be aware of how lucky they are to be able to attend Seven Hills and to recognize that not everyone is as fortunate. We … Continue reading

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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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