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."
Head of School Blog
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.
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.