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The Secret to a Meaningful Life…Study of Introverts vs. Extraverts

I am intrigued by Little’s notion that a personality trait does not have to dictate what personal projects one takes on. I even think the notion of a personal project is foreign to many of us. This concept of what … Continue reading

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Raising Caring Kids… Harvard’s “Making Caring Common Initiative

As we try and model empathy and compassion for our students and children, we are faced with the task of working against a lot of what they are seeing and hearing in the popular culture, and even in the news … Continue reading

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Harvard Business Review: Why Diverse Groups Feel uncomfortable and perform better…

Why Diverse Teams Perform Better… This is a food for thought as we navigate our ever increasingly diverse world and create leadership for the 21st Century.        

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Seven Hills Students and the Robot Wars!

What happens when 5th graders present their robot designs to their first grade buddies? Watch and read and enjoy! Seven Hills School on Inspiration Lab: The Robot Wars!    

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Helping your teen help a friend…

Yes, this rings true, both from my own parenting and from listening to students grapple with how to help a friend over my 27 years in education . Some great advice here! Helping your teen help a friend… NY Times … Continue reading

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Parent Guide: Common Sense Media

When there is too much information out there, parents can rely on Common Sense Media to help sort out how to look at everything from media consumption to  screen time to important issues in brain development. I have found this … Continue reading

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Gratitude:the right recipe? Is there such a thing as too much gratitude?

I think there is no down side in cultivating gratitude in ourselves and in our students. Making them aware of the fact that their families all sacrifice in some way to send them to our school; looking at models of … Continue reading

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