Head of School at Poughkeepsie Day School
Becoming a global citizen has to begin close to home. For students it begins with how they treat each other and with their classroom. As they grow the circles become wider. Here is Diane Reeder at last week’s lower school assembly that was also attended by a cross section of older students. Diane is the […]
“Modern studies indicate that creativity is not a rare, magic gift visited upon the isolated genius; it is the natural birthright of every human child and is a series of cognitive skills that can be taught, harnessed and applied to unleash what we are now discovering is the infinite creative capacity in every child. Learning […]
There’s an animal sanctuary in Saugerties and today students from the high school were there giving a helping hand. There was a barn to be painted, muck to be raked and animals to care for. Here is a collage of pictures from today’s service learning trip. Thanks Tanya for making the connection, organizing the trip […]
The best parts about the Harry Potter books are all the reminders of the traditional British school story and a childhood spent haunting the children’s library. Hogwarts – like Greyfriars, St. Jim’s, Linley Court, St. Clare’s, Malory Towers and all the rest – is a direct descendant of the early Victorian Rugby School of Tom […]
When you have an idea don’t keep it inside you. Speak up and say what you have to say. Even if you don’t think it’s a good idea, it might be to others once they hear it – ClareIf you eat your veggies at dinnertime you get dessert – MarkWhile you’re working you get more […]
Out with the old hoops, in with the new floor. The gym is looking good. Checking the plans in the parking lot, checking the rock shelf in front of Gilkeson Moving the rock in the playground and the summer camp has lunch on the porch of Kenyon House.
The flying cats of Borneo – apocryphal? Hyperbole? Fantasy? Jungle legend? Imaginary animals?In response to a request from a professor at The University of Iowa: Here at least is one piece of the story of Operation Cat Drop backed by the official record. (For a little background see earlier posts: The great cat drop and […]
Math makes sense of the world: Here’s math teacher Dan Meyer speaking at the TEDxNYED conference in March.
…you don’t have to be a scientist for science to be transformative… Some years ago I had the pleasure of hearing Brian Greene explain string theory to a group at an NAIS national conference in Boston. His audience comprised a majority of non scientists and he made his work in theoretical physics both fascinating and […]
Come play the way we learn – it’s an invitation and it’s on a billboard right there on Hooker Avenue*. The invitation is to the big event we have coming up on Saturday – Fall Festival Reimagined. I love that invitation because it strikes right at the heart of the negative stereotype that I heard […]