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  A college professor of an esteemed university received a call from a parent of a student in her class questioning the professor about the grade her child had received.  She argued that the grade was unfair.  In response, the professor reported that the paper was plagiarized, which violated the academic honor code and could...
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“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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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“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...
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This class of 25 students will be furthering their education at 25 different institutions in 9 different states from the east coast to the west coast and in-between as well as one graduate who will attend university in Germany, when he commits and another who has a variety of acceptances still from which to choose....
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According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers ranked leadership as the most important skill they wanted to see on college graduates’ resumes. Perhaps they were influenced by leadership guru, John Maxwell, who wrote, “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit...
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Influential author and educational advisor, Sir Ken Robinson, once said, “The ability to think clearly, to consider arguments logically, and to weigh evidence dispassionately is one of the hallmarks of human intelligence.” The ability to truly think and understand is vital in an environment that is cluttered with information overload, and during a time in...
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