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The Creativity Issue

Dec 16, 2016


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Topics: inclusion, diversity, school, independent school, NYC schools, K-12, education, leadership, academic, excellence, coding

The IDEAL Big Question Challenge

Dec 12, 2016

Yesterday, as I was enjoying the cold and cloudy weather as an excuse to stay in, make chicken soup, and catch up on my reading*, I came across The Big Question, a reader challenge published by The [...]

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Topics: school, independent school, NYC schools, private schools, education, academic, excellence, creativity, words, English, concept, meanings

Computer Science Education Week - Hour of Code

Dec 8, 2016

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how [...]

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Topics: education, leadership, academic, excellence, creativity, coding, computer science, code.org, technology, computers, javascript

Elections and Leadership

Nov 8, 2016

In the midst of the renovations and scheduling that marked this past summer, a trustee and parent came to me with a concern that has resonated over these past months. She asked, “How will we discuss [...]

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Topics: equity, presidency, clinton, inclusion, diversity, school, independent school, NYC schools, private schools, K-12, education, elections, leadership, academic, excellence, creativity, kindness, trump

The IDEAL Classroom

Sep 22, 2016

This Sunday evening, I am looking forward to the week ahead, our first full week of school this year, and to getting back into the swing and routine of school-year weekends, as well as weekdays.

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Lessons From Denmark: Teachers Can Incorporate Empathy in the Curriculum

Sep 22, 2016

What secrets can U.S. educators glean from classrooms in the happiest country in the world?

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