Category Archives: parenting

Making successful students and people

A lot of parents often ask me how to create reflective, self-disciplined and resourceful kids who know when to ask for help. What parents are really asking is, “What makes a kid successful?” I think the keys to success transcend … Continue reading

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That feeling of being uncomfortable

Liz and I as educators are very deliberate previewers. We practiced our kindergarten morning routine for two weeks before the boys began school. Part of that had to do with the big change in routine for them from their summer and … Continue reading

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The season of forgiveness

I’ve had the opportunity to have breakfast with three different advising groups of ninth grade parents this fall, and our conversation has ranged from students managing transitions to academics to social lives to engagement in growing up. As I’ve reflected … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Stress

The Biosphere 2 project was created as a research tool for scientists to study Earth’s living systems, and it allowed scientists to play with farming and innovation in a way that didn’t harm the planet. One of the most profound … Continue reading

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Why choose our school? Hear it from our parents!

I am thrilled that we have offered positions in the Class of 2017 to a fantastic group of eighth graders. They are bright, talented, and full of curiosity and a desire to join our community.  We are confident that they … Continue reading

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Why Going to School Matters

Liz and I hit another parent milestone last week: we attended our first school conference for our sons. Granted, our boys are three, so there wasn’t any talk of grade point averages or course recommendations. Nonetheless, it was instrumental for … Continue reading

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Is sleep more important than studying?

Have you checked out MindShift, KQED’s blog on the future of education and learning? As an educator and a parent, I highly recommend it. One recent article has particularly made an impression on me, especially with its controversial—at least to … Continue reading

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