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Resilience

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ― Nelson Mandela According to the American Psychological Association, everyone possesses the ability to develop resiliency– skills that will allow them to bounce back from adversity, frustration, and misfortune. Resilience is included as a key Emotional Intelligence skill as part of Roycemore’s Portrait of a Graduate. Research in the...
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GriffINNOVATION Part 2

In last week’s newsletter column we shared some exciting developments related to the School’s campus that will provide the physical space for students to pursue exciting hands-on learning activities to gain new skills and advance their existing knowledge aligned with our Portrait of a Graduate.  The Board of Trustees has approved a capital campaign to raise funds to build an Innovation Center in a 6,000 square foot space on the...
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GriffINNOVATION

Over the last number of weeks, this newsletter column has focused on the tenets of Roycemore’s Portrait of a Graduate.  We’re going to take a pause from that theme for a few weeks to feature some exciting developments related to the School’s campus that will provide the physical space to support the development of student skills that are part of the Portrait. When Roycemore School acquired and renovated 1200 Davis...
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Globally Focused Problem Solving

Every minute of every day, each of us is faced with an expanse of problems that require our attention, ranging from very simple problems such as what time to set your alarm clock in the morning, to large, wicked problems like natural disasters related to climate change. The World Economic Forum has identified complex problem solving as one of the top ten in-demand skills that employers are currently looking for and...
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Respect for Multiple Pathways to Understanding

When I first met my husband, he showed me a photograph of what looked like a pretty beat up, old house.  Nothing special.  In fact, it was old, dark, small, and was divided up into two living areas to accommodate both a family that lived there and a one-bedroom studio to earn rental income.  My husband had plans to renovate that house and that he would retire there.  I’ll be...
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Cultural Humility

“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am, also, much more than that.  So are we all.”  –James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son   One of Roycemore’s core values is “community.”  As a small but diverse community, when we engaged in the process of articulating the School’s Portrait of a Graduate, Citizenship was selected as one of the three primary tenets of the...
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