Sunday, May 27, 2012

Please Don't Throw Math Under the Bus

Here is "Please Don't Throw Math Under the Bus," an article I wrote and is published in the Summer 2012 Independent School magazine. See if you agree with what the article says.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Learning About Diversity

Yesterday, a "pod" of 12 from my school, consisting of students, alumnae/i, teachers, parents, diversity coordinators, administrators, and trustees worked with 22 other school pods from the New York City independent school community to collaborate on building diversity in our schools. 

The full-day event hosted by The Dalton School held two highlights for me: hearing author Wes Moore talk about his NYTimes bestseller book The Other Wes Moore and listening to student participants present their reflections through poems, letters, and essays on
What diversity means to me . . .
My ideal school . . . 
Dearest School . . . 
Who am I . . . 
Three main things schools must address in diversity . . . 

Monday, May 14, 2012

2012 Summer Reading

Each summer our faculty and staff read a book from a collection chosen by our professional development committee. Here is a link to the post that displays the books that the committee chose last year.

This year the committee chose to focus on Dr. Maria Montessori, her life and work. Here are the books from which we can choose.

Children Who Are Not Yet Peaceful - Donna Brynt Goertz
Maria Montessori: A Biography - Rita Kramer
Montessori Learning in the 21st Century - M. Shannon Helfrich, Andre Roberfroid 
The Secret of Childhood - Maria Montessori

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Recipe for Anxiety

Here is a link to one of my articles, which is a recipe for anxiety, but don't worry, there is also a recipe for support soufflĂ©, which is much more comforting for youngsters and young adults. 

You choose the recipe that fits your family situation.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Joey Pigsa

When I asked our school librarian if there was a book about children taking medication, she pointed at the book
Joey Pigsa Loses Control, and that was my first introduction to author Jack Gantos. There is a whole Pigsa series, but this book is about 11-year old Joey who has to deal with ADD, and while visiting his father, Joey stops taking his medication. Gantos is also the author of the Rotten Ralph series.