Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Road More Traveled by Bill Bussey, Provost

In high school, I was, for some unfathomable reason, selected by the faculty to be one of eight male students to represent the school at a three-day governmental conference called Boy’s State. The other kids selected from my school were … Continue reading

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5 Study Tips from the Learning Specialist, Gia Batty

1.  A place to work All students need a quiet and clutter-free space to study.  Help your child by clearing a spot at your dining room or kitchen table or at a desk in his or her room. When choosing … Continue reading

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Teenagers and Motivation by Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School

As teachers and parents we are often faced with the challenge of how to get our students and children to “work harder,” “care more” or “get stronger” (or a million other ways in which we, as adults, think they can … Continue reading

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Students (ping!) Need (ring!) to (tweet!) Concentrate! by John Gifford, Head of the Middle School

A debate continues regarding the impact of certain technologies on brain function. Specifically, researchers are studying how the constant interruptions that accompany internet-enabled computer use affect productivity. Most adults can understand why there is a concern. We sit down to … Continue reading

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