As the school year came to an unusual conclusion last spring, students, teachers, and parents recognized that the summer would look quite different, too. Summer camps and enrichment programs were not going to be running in the usual way. Without these usual summer touchstones, Dana Hall students and families looked Continue reading Finding Opportunity
Last week I was reading some posts on a Social Studies teachers message board. A first-year teacher was asking for some advice for when her students ask “why do we need to know this?” As I went for a run, I spent some time thinking about what sort of advice Continue reading Thinking Like a Historian
As teachers, the thing we do most often is talk with our students. We talk with them in class, one-on-one, after class, at Conference Period, in the hallways, around campus — we talk with them everywhere. Perhaps the most significant teaching tool we have is the conversations that we have Continue reading The Power of Interactions
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 . . .