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I don’t know about you but I have found myself using the word “unprecedented” more in the last ten months than I ever did before. In fact, “unprecedented” has almost become cliché from overuse in recent times. The last ten months of pandemic upheaval, racial discord, and political battles have likely felt more like years...
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Photo by William Krause on Unsplash Over the weekend my husband and I had a conversation about choice vs. decision as we discussed the attack on the U.S. Capitol this past week as well as moments in our own lives where we made a decision that shaped our lives for years to come. We pondered...
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Dear Roycemore Families, Here we are, the end of the semester already! And the end of the year– one unlike any that most of us have experienced. I expect you would agree with me that there are many things about 2020 that we would like to put behind us. And we welcome, with open arms,...
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Photo Credit: Possessed Photography on Unsplash The most recent Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum published in October predicts that by 2025 the amount of work completed by humans and machines will be equal! To put that in perspective, this is when today’s 8th graders graduate from high school. In fact, the...
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There’s always gonna be another mountain I’m always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose Ain’t about how fast I get there Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side It’s the climb – Miley Cyrus Some of you may recall this powerful song performed...
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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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