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Ruminating on Experiment #9: the Great Soufflé Challenge by Director of Communications Heather Sullivan

My “real” job is communications at Nobles—planning publications, refining website functionality and finding opportunities to tell stories that convey the essence of Nobles. I love my job. I also love to cook. In a very 1970s-they-will-be-fine kind of way, I … Continue reading

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How to Care—and Not Care Too Much

Acclaimed psychologist, speaker and author Wendy Mogel will speak to Nobles faculty and parents next week. Her book The Blessing of a B- posits that we have become a nation of over-parenters: We are so focused on protecting and promoting … Continue reading

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Navigating the Uncharted Path

The following piece by Provost Bill Bussey was first published in the Sept. 2011 edition of the parent newsletter. It has since become a community favorite both for its wisdom and good humor. About six months after my wife Nan … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Social Media Use by Jen Hamilton, School Psychologist

In recent months, I have observed an increased use of social media (Instagram and Snapchat have skyrocketed!) Some kids are talking with me about connecting with other kids that they don’t know to offer (and seek) support when they are … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Parenting in the Wake of Recent Tragedies by Jen Hamilton, School Psychologist

The tragic events of last week were as much a reminder for me as I have seen in my 15 years working as a psychologist that one singular stimulus can result in a multitude of reactions and coping mechanisms. It … Continue reading

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The Studies Show: To-Do Lists in the Digital Age and the Death of the Assignment Notebook

“The Studies Show” is a podcast series hosted by Noble and Greenough School Learning Specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci. Through this series, the two hope to share information about some of the research they have come across in their work. Visit http://www.nobles.edu/podcasts to access all … Continue reading

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Community Service in Action

The Boston Globe recently featured several local teenagers who are making a difference in their communities. Among the teens profiled is Nobles junior Jonathan Bloch ’14, who has volunteered for Wellspring since he was 11 years old.  To read the … Continue reading

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Do Good Work: An Opportunity for You by Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School

On Fri., March 8, Nobles is collaborating with Project Zero to host a conference for educators from around the country called “Developing Responsible, Caring & Balanced Youth.” The conference will feature internationally notable educators and social entrepreneurs including Howard Gardner, … Continue reading

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Building Relational Capital by Rick Wilson, Consulting Psychologist

My oldest daughter just presented a very elaborate, creative and well-delivered Power Point presentation…of her Christmas list. Fancy dissolves, rotating cubes and a thumping sound track pulled me in like a tractor beam. I was impressed, to say the least. … Continue reading

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The Measure of Self-Worth by Sherrie S. Delinsky, Ph.D.

One of the necessary tasks of adolescence is developing a sense of oneself. It is one of those clichés of the teenage years that happens to be true. An adolescent goes through growing pains, separating from family, in order to … Continue reading

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