Executive Function in Distance Learning

Yesterday, I attended a webinar on Executive Function Challenges in Distance Learning. Executive function is a set of mental skills that help us to organize our days, focus our attention, and handle our emotions. In other words, the skills that ...
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Strengthening Connections in Middle School

During this time of isolation, we know it's especially important to foster connections any way we can! One of the ways the middle school has been trying to build community connections during distance learning is through clubs. At least one ...
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Mornings with Kate: November 2010

Since the first two missives from “the vault” focused on Will and Emily, it seems only fair that Kate (TDS Class of 2020) is the subject of today’s piece. For as long as I can remember, we have affectionately referred ...
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The Joys of Lower School

Each day in Lower School begins with a Morning Meeting. There are greetings and messages and schedules and shares. It’s a wonderful time of connection, even at a social distance. To me, the best part of Morning Meeting is Joys ...
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A Sense of Community

Over the past couple of weeks, TDS middle school students have been adjusting to their new distance learning routines and getting more comfortable. We've started adding some activities to get students interacting more and to bring back the community feel ...
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Will and his Six Sentences: November 2009

You’ll recall that, two weeks ago, I decided to “open the vault” and share some of my old newsletter missives about my own children. Today’s installment focuses on Will Norry, now a high school senior, and the start of his ...
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