Recently I stepped into the Lower School music classroom, where our preschool students were engaged in class with their dedicated music teacher, Ms. Novesky. She was playing a sweet, classical piece on the piano and had instructed the students to pretend they were snowflakes and drift to the ground to the sound of the music. I couldn’t resist. I soon found myself joining them, imagining myself as a beautiful snowflake...
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There seems to be a lot of debate about the amount of emphasis on technology in our society today and its impact on young people.  In fact, just over the weekend I watched an interview of Simon Sinek and read a blog post by Peter Diamandis that expressed quite different perspectives. Sinek is an ethnographer by training and an adjunct of the RAND Corporation.  Sinek has received a lot of acclaim through his TED...
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Leaning sideways. Stretching upwards.  Climbing on to mom or dad’s lap. Inching up on the folding chair, squatting, and then attempting to perch on the back of the chair before being pulled down by a parent.  This is what I was watching several of our first grade students do on Saturday night at the Roycemore Upper School performance of The Little Mermaid. These three students had seats in the back of...
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There are many ways to say I love you. There are many ways to say I care about you. Many ways, many ways, Many ways to say I love you. -Fred Rogers Lyrics to “There are many ways to say I love you” When I get older I will be there at your side to remind you How I still love you, I still love you…love of my life -Freddie...
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I was scrolling through my Twitter feed Friday night to see that just four hours earlier there was “breaking news” of a shooting at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida. This is a town I know. I moved to Chicago from St. Petersburg, Florida, just over a year ago. Even though Tallahassee was a seven-hour drive away from St. Petersburg, we made the drive several times during the years I...
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