Middle School Archive

May 19, 2015

Be Mindful of the Small Moments

Hello Everyone, We are in a bit of a frenzied state these days as we make a mad dash for the finish line.  We have lots of fun activities for the days ahead, and we will soon be sending our eighth graders on their way. As I begin to ruminate on what I will say to the Class of 2019 as... » read more
May 04, 2015

What is Risk, Anyway?

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Monday – it seems to be the perfect day to curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book.  I recently devoured The Girl on the Train and highly recommend it! In any case, I came across an article recently in a trail running magazine, and... » read more
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
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