Middle School Archive

April 15, 2015

Thinking the Glass Is Half Full Is Good for Your Health

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your day.  As I mentioned at the DPA meeting yesterday morning, we are in the homestretch, and this time of year is always a bit crazy.  I encourage you to set aside some down time to be with your family each day if possible – even if this... » read more
April 06, 2015

What's Your Source of Strength?

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a wonderful spring break and had some time to enjoy your families!  I was excited to get the opportunity to do some skiing both alone and with my daughter for a few days.  Each day was lovelier than the next – beautiful Colorado bluebird sky, no clouds... » read more
March 20, 2015

Lessons Learned from Our First President

Happy Friday!  I hope you have all had a great week.  I am looking forward to catching up with students and hearing about their Winterim adventures.  My group has had a wonderful time in Washington, D.C. and has many stories to tell. On Tuesday, we visited Mt. Vernon, the former... » read more
March 09, 2015

Being a Safety Net

Happy Spring, everyone!  The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the snow is melting.  We have only a week left of school before heading off on our various Winterim trips.  The kids and faculty are buzzing with excitement! Last week, I traveled to Boston for the NAIS (... » read more
February 21, 2015

Learning Digital Citizenship

Happy Saturday, everyone!  The snow has begun to come down, so I hope you are all bundling up and enjoying the wintry weather.  Last Thursday, Ryan Dawson came to speak to parents about “Teens and Screens,” and I was glad to see many of you in attendance.  He has been a valuable... » read more
February 12, 2015

Learning How We Learn

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great day.  It has been fun to see many of you on campus for your parent-teacher conferences.  It’s hard to believe we are already six weeks into the second semester. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about teachers teaching teachers and... » read more
February 01, 2015

Misreading Emotions

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying this snowy day.  Of course I finally got around to washing my car yesterday, just in time for it to be snowed on today! I was glad to see many of you on Friday at the talk given by Mark Twarogowski, the Head of School at Denver Academy, about... » read more
January 26, 2015

Teachers Teaching Teachers Makes for Great Learning

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful January – the ups and downs of the weather have been crazy over the last couple of days.  But I take comfort in the fact that, slowly but surely, the days are getting longer again. The other day, I had the chance to sit in on a class... » read more
January 13, 2015

Product-Based Learning: Prototyping!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you had a fun-filled and restful vacation and a productive first week back.  Get ready for the whirlwind that is the second semester! I got a couple of days of skiing in – hoping for more over the next couple of months!  I’ve enjoyed being back in... » read more
December 19, 2014

School Exploration

Hello everyone, I hope you are excited for the winter break – I can’t believe it is already upon us.  Each year seems to go by faster than the last, and this has been no exception.  I feel like we were just watching advisory videos for orientation! For the last two days, I have... » read more
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