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Head of School at Poughkeepsie Day School
I had the privilege last week of working with a great bunch of educators at the NYSAIS Think Tank at the Carey Conference Center in Rensselaerville, NY. The location was perfect, the company inspiring and the work energizing. And facilitator Ann Mellow provided leadership and kept us all moving forward. It was at this event […]
Look at what happens when Mozart catches fire! What I love most about the video is their reactions. And the physics of course. The story of the experiment was first posted in February, 2010. Preston and Jake continued their research into pressure, sound and waves. This video from May 2011 is the result of that […]
Ever wonder what happens in an all-school assembly when all students and faculty pre-k through 12th grade gather in the James Earl Jones Theater? Along with all-school activities we we have these regularly scheduled throughout the year including Thanksgiving and the annual Peacemakers Assembly every winter. The welcome back assembly last week did not include […]
Earth…a poem by the the children in the Pre- K. These are their words – the places they know, the animals they know and their request to us. Their words and pictures became a book that they made together. It is now back in their classroom. Outstanding.
Several recent news stories have bemoaned what every email user already knows – spam is on the march and filling up the inbox. There is a spam arms race going on and the spammers are currently winning. “It will only end when people stop buying diet pills, herbal highs and sexual performance enhancers,” said Dave […]
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, UK December 2004 Chania, Crete, Greece March 2005Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, UK March 2006The fishing fleet at Killibegs, Donegal, Ireland. August 2006 They say that a rising tide gathers no moss. Or is that the rolling stone? Anyway – if that rising tide keeps rising, what happens to boats firmly moored and anchored to […]
They came by bus, by van, by car, by foot, on bicycle and on crutches. They carried book bags and lunch boxes and precious objects. It was the first day of school yesterday and the energy was cranked up. Now the school has come alive again.
<img style=”float:right;cursor:pointer;width:209px;height:137px;margin:0 0 10px 10px;” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sTvHtDRhr5Y/SKDzmtNPYzI/AAAAAAAAGhc/6KTiicawSyg/s200/lte.jpg” alt=”” border=”0″ />Learn to Earn: I caught this Lehrer Newshour segment on cash payments for learning – one of the latest in a series of appalling ideas spawned by testing mania. Surprise: A startling effect- the cash only made things worse. Watch the video and see what you think […]
There’s a great new exhibit of student work on the walls. It emphasizes the role of accident in design. It made me think of the serendipity in scientific discovery: X-rays, silly putty, penicillin, smallpox vaccination and rayon come to mind. Serendipity or accident played a role in the discovery of all of them. Of course […]
Does this Jerry King cartoon from FNO strike a chord?It’s easy to say “less is more” but not always so easy to see the sentiment translated into the practical of everyday life where the pressure seems on for more stuff in less time. Here is Carl Honoré – author of In Praise of Slowness explaining […]