Head of School at Poughkeepsie Day School
The pH rises and the bubbles stream out; pop, From the misty stream. The water running and the fish swimming wildly from the broken dam A single river peacefully and calmly Over the rock’s rage Bubbling test tubes Images of science class A beautiful sight! Elements make up Things around the universe They are what […]
pan style=”font-weight:bold;”>From today’s NYTimes: Timely advice on paying for college: Calculating Financial Aid THIS week, members of the (college) Class of 2011 are coming down to the wire in deciding which colleges they will attend and, more often than not, their choice is influenced by which offers the most generous financial aid package. Most students […]
At a recent conference a speaker suggested that choosing a school was akin to choosing a cell phone* – as soon as you’ve made the decision another brand seems to offer appealing options and you worry: Did I make the right choice? So – to cut through the confusion when it comes to school it’s […]
Here’s a link to today’s Poughkeepsie Journal about the grants awarded to upper school history teacher Bernadette Condessa. Congratulations Bernadette.
When young people spend countless hours, days, and weeks on activities that they find meaningless, there are psychological and social costs. William Damon “Education and the Path to Purpose” Damon believes that the most pressing problem in education today is student disengagement. And I think he is right. It’s an epidemic of disengagement, boredom and […]
Technology is always disruptive. Think of the introduction of the printing press, or the combine harvester, or the mechanical looms that destroyed a way of life for cottage industry weavers. Some of them took to frame breaking and gave us the unfairly derisive term of “Luddite” for those who resist technological change. Technology as disruption […]
What’s your answer? Take a look at this one delivered by a five year old. Freebrook Academy founded by a PDS alum Monique Scott and open for students in September.
There was no fanfare of trumpets or marching band but the PDS Strategic Plan arrived on Monday. Victoria accepted delivery of the bound copies for distribution to the Board of Trustees. The Board unanimously approved the plan at its meeting on Monday. This plan represents months of community-wide discussion and data gathering and an intensive […]
If there’s any doubt that we are living in an age of marvels just read these accounts of what happened when school was closed last Friday: Snow Day and Teaching Is Never Boring and Snow Day . With the forecasters predicting apocalyptic snowfalls, school was closed but the learning did not stop. Online tools available […]