During my sabbatical last spring, I spent a lot of time exploring, appreciating and contributing to the world of “mathematical art.” Among other things, I created looped animations, designed 3D-printed jewelry and other more abstract forms, and produced carefully-distorted sheets of lined paper. I was also able to interact with Continue reading Women Making With Mathematics
Almost nine years ago, on March 11, 2011 at 2:45 p.m., a massive earthquake struck off of the coast of the Oshika Peninsula, a rural area of Japan about 400 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. Within minutes, a tsunami rolled in from the Pacific Ocean, striking a stretch of coastline over Continue reading Lessons from a Disaster
If it’s December, and you’re a junior at Dana Hall, chances are you’re practicing the sword dance in the Oak Room, prepping for the Mummer’s Play on the Bardwell stage, or rehearsing holiday music with Mr. Coleman in the choral room each day after school. Why? Because it’s Revels season! Continue reading Revels is Coming!
This marks my 27th year as an English teacher, and I am still figuring out what it means to teach students to write. I have been researching this topic for most of those years: I read the books, I keep up with the posts, I see the journal articles: a Continue reading One Kid at a Time
I read with great interest a piece published in the December 2019 issue of The Atlantic entitled “Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids: And Start Raising Kind Ones.” Written by noted organizational psychologist Adam Grant and his wife, author Allison Sweet Grant, the article makes the argument that teaching kindness Continue reading Accomplishing Kindness
Docendo, discimus is a Latin proverb meaning: by teaching, we learn. My career as an educator, particularly for the last 18 years at Dana Hall, embodies this sentiment. My students always inspire me to think of creative ways to teach the Latin language, and to dig deeper into aspects of Continue reading Dum Doceo, Disco (While I Teach, I Learn)