Dare to Explore and Discover– Reflecting on NAIS Annual Conference

Dare to explore and discover.   This is what the National Association for Independent Schools* challenged attendees to do at this year’s annual conference, and it seems perfectly fitting when one considers what educators are being asked to do every day in this ever-changing world.   Explore – to...
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Guest Posts

Citizen Leader Framework in Lower School

This is a guest post written by Dr. Chris Harper, Lower School Guidance Counselor. How is Lower School Implementing the Citizenship and Leadership Initiative?   This is an increasingly common question lately.  The more informal question is probably something like “How’s that working in LOWER School??”  The answer to...
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Leadership

The Power of One

During winter break, I felt like one of our Lower School’s voracious readers. The time off allowed me an opportunity to read every day ─ for an extended period of time—and the texts I read were ones that I was interested in, I had chosen, and were “just right”...
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Learning Through Loss

Why does it often take an unfortunate experience in our lives to make us pause long enough to reflect on important life lessons?  My stepfather recently passed away to an illness he had been battling for a little over a year, and as my family and I have been...
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Leadership

Impact and Influence

I recently spent the weekend with a group of my college girlfriends who I was lucky enough to play basketball with during my time at Duke.  This is an amazing group of successful woman who are doctors, international development analysts,  business owners, environmentalists, educators, and mothers.  Our conversations, as you can...
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Leadership

Multiple Perspectives

Depending on where you sit in this car, or which direction you decide to focus your attention, you potentially can have a very different perspective of the journey compared to the other people riding in the same car. As I prepare to take on a new leadership role for...
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Leadership

Leadership in Pictures

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” The above picture was one I chose when asked to find one picture that represented the most important aspects of effective leadership. Why did I choose this picture? I was first drawn to the picture because of the young children featured; something...
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