Head of School Blog

Head of School Laurie Wolke
Laurie Wolke, Head of School
I spend a lot of time traveling the country to visit other schools and talking to educational experts, psychologists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to bring back big and new ideas to Laurence, our faculty and our families.

Here's to Kindness!

This past Tuesday was World Kindness Day – a day reminding us all to be kind and celebrate kindness. Most of you probably know that my favorite quote is by author Henry James, who famously said, "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."

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A Rockin' Start to the School Year

It's so exciting to be back into the swing of the school year - I can hardly believe it has already been a month! 2018-2019 is off to a great start. There are several curricular initiatives that we will be delving deeper into this school year: student engagement; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and personal presentation skills, including public speaking. I am excited to share details throughout the year, but today I want to focus on student engagement.

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Children's Self-Confidence in Math and Reading Abilities Predicts Later Achievement

Part of helping our students become lifelong learners means helping them develop self-confidence in their own academic abilities. This self-confidence allows students to approach academic challenges with a can-do attitude, which can lead to them enjoying problem-solving in the face of difficult lessons and concepts. Then when they successfully work through the challenge, it reinforces their self-confidence.

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Laurie Wolke with students
Hello! I'm Laurie Wolke and thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you'll enjoy the ideas, articles, and thoughts I have to share about educating children and raising them to be kind, confident, and life-long learners. 
Laurie Wolke
Head of School