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For nearly twenty years now, emotional intelligence has been identified as an important ability that is critical to reaching the highest levels of success in a variety of occupations. In 1997, Peter Salovey and John Mayer coined the term and defined it as: “… the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so...
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“The very beginning mind itself is the most accomplished mind of true enlightenment.” -Avatamsaka Sutra Last week, I received an extraordinary gift in my inbox. It was the day before Election Day. Most inboxes and social media threads were filled with partisan positioning that added a layer of stress and pressure to our day. But...
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“A political classroom is not a partisan classroom.” – Caroline Blackwell, NAIS Vice President of Equity and Justice A week from today is Election Day, and this year’s election is one that will likely enjoy some of the highest participation in the democratic process from Americans in recent history. At Roycemore, students have been engaging...
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Parents and grandparents… think back. Think back to your childhood. What are your memories about how you spent your time when not at school? I grew up in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio in the 70s and 80s. I walked to my elementary school, took a bus to middle school, and then again, walked to...
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Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash   “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck(as quoted in his biography by Jay Parini) The impact of COVID-19 on our world will likely be one of the most significant global events...
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Like many, in early March, when Roycemore and thousands of schools all across America were forced to operate school remotely, I held the belief that we would soon be back to school on campus and back to “normal.”  Over time, as we gained a greater understanding of COVID-19, how contagious it is, and how the...
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Photo Credit: Barbara A Lane from Pixabay On October 26, 1929, an interview with Albert Einstein was published in the Saturday Evening Post, entitled, “What Life Means to Einstein.” In the interview, George Silveste Viereck spoke with Einstein on a wide range of topics. The article was published in the midst of a four day...
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Roycemore is a school that is filled with students from many different races, ethnic groups and religious backgrounds. Some of our students and their families are about to begin their commemoration of the Jewish High Holidays, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year this Friday at sundown. While I am not of...
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“So next time somebody says, “Sorry to have kept you waiting,” you can reply, “That’s all right, I wasn’t waiting. I was just standing here enjoying myself — in joy in my self.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now I often receive notes from parents, alumni, and even grandparents after reading a newsletter article...
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Seventy five years ago tomorrow marks the anniversary of the end of World War II on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Twenty-three years ago, I had the great privilege to serve as part of a team that received the USS Missouri from the Navy and brought it to Pearl Harbor where it could...
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