Why should our youth be physically active and play a sport? Well, playing sports helps your brain grow! Research has shown that exercise increases blood flow to the brain. Playing sports helps the body build more connections between nerves, leading to increased concentration, enhanced memory, stimulated creativity, and better-developed problem-solving Continue reading Break a sweat, increase your brain power!
In this era of instant gratification, when answers to all of life’s questions can be found through a click, tweet or a post, it is increasingly difficult to engage with our students on important issues such as health, wellness and safety. In general, having these conversations with teens can be challenging: Continue reading The Value of Peer Education
Last Thursday night’s event, The Forum: A Conversation on Girls and Stress, was another highlight for me as I near the end of an amazing first year at Dana Hall School. Planning the event reminded me of how much deliberate work has been put in to building the school’s academic Continue reading Reflections of a Middle School Counselor
I’ve had the good fortune to coach at Dana Hall for the past 14 years, serving as the head coach for both Varsity Softball and JV Basketball. In that time, our teams have won league championships and tournaments, produced MVPs and Scholastic All-Stars, and enjoyed thrilling come-from-behind victories. Former Dana Continue reading Building a Program One Player at a Time
Ship Day, named for the facility in which it is held — The Shipley Center for Athletics, Health and Wellness — is a day of respite from classes and a chance for students to focus on health and wellness issues. Organized by the Health and Wellness Committee, Ship Day has Continue reading Insider’s Guide: Ship Day
As the graduation tent rental company loads their final truckload of equipment from the Shipley Field and the campus Pond has gained one penny per recently graduated Dana Hall student, I open my computer to the master calendar of the Forum Program that the Health & Wellness Committee oversees at Continue reading Distinguishing aspects of the Dana Hall experience
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