Category Archives: Academics

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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Character Above All by Head of Upper School Ben Snyder

Many Nobles parents have heard me say that my favorite parenting expression is “we’re only as happy as our unhappiest child.” As someone with two children out of college, I can tell you that adage continues to hold true! It … Continue reading

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Dear Google Apps: A Love Letter from the Learning Specialist

Dear Google Apps, I love you. I am writing you a love letter and it is automatically saving as I type it. I know this because, as my fingers glide across my keyboard, the word “Saving” gently flashes at the … Continue reading

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The Studies Show Podcast Series–Season 2!

We are happy to be back with Season 2 of “The Studies Show,” Nobles’ first monthly podcast series. The idea for “The Studies Show” came out of the fact that on an almost daily basis we’d read or hear about … 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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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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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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The Studies Show: Study Spaces

“The Studies Show” is a podcast series hosted by Nobles 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. Click here … Continue reading

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What Teenagers Really Need

JoAnn Deak, adolescent development specialist, spent Oct. 17, 2012, at Nobles speaking with students, faculty and parents. Deak specializes in brain research and helped students understand what factors contribute to optimal brain function and growth. “Your brain is growing tremendously,” … Continue reading

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Introducing “The Studies Show” – A New Podcast Series

“The Studies Show” is a podcast series hosted by Nobles 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. Click here … Continue reading

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