In the Shipley Gym on a Wednesday afternoon in the late fall, I sat in the stands with my family to watch the Dana Hall Varsity volleyball team compete in the first round of the prep school playoffs. I was there as a fan, not as a coach. We cheered Continue reading Laying the Groundwork
I recently received a message from a former student who was starting her time at Yale. She had some questions regarding a science course she was taking and joked that since she probably couldn’t make it to Science Lab, she was hoping I might be able to offer her some Continue reading Community in the Lab
Like most teachers, I spent my summer relaxing with a little reading and even some work thrown in there. In one of the many articles I read, the author asserted that math was the language of science. I thought about this for a while, especially as I was preparing to Continue reading Math is the Language of Science
I recently had the opportunity to join an Admission tour with a family who is considering Dana Hall School for their daughters. A highlight of the experience for me was a brief exchange between the prospective 5th grader and the poised, confident Upper School ambassador who accompanied us. As the Continue reading “Play Among Things of Beauty:” Joy, the School, and the Community
Collaboration in education is often praised, but it is almost always fraught with complications. How do we meet? What are our goals? International collaborations are especially challenging. Over the past three years, I have worked with Ann Rooney, who teaches English as an Additional Language at The Wilderness School in Continue reading Long-Distance Learning
In the spring of 1776, Abigail Adams penned a letter to her husband John, who was in Philadelphia busily hammering out the final details of the colonies’ Declaration of Independence. Recognizing the importance of this act, Ms. Adams—hoping to ensure that the women not be forgotten wrote, “…I desire you Continue reading ‘A Seat at the Table’: Dana Hall Girls Get Political
We have nearly completed another Cross Country season, excited about our third place finish in the Eastern independent League Championship and looking forward to the New England Championship on Saturday, November 10. Coaching Cross Country is one of the best parts of my job here at Dana. Athletics provides such Continue reading Look for the joy . . .
Arts education, at its best, develops empathy and a sense of shared humanity in young performers and young audiences. This fall, I am doubling down on this claim as we undertake our production of The Laramie Project in the Upper School. There is an old adage in theater that “half Continue reading The Laramie Project: Live Theater as an Act of Radical Listening