Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Feb 5, 2018 5:21:26 PM
Our Board members, like our faculty and students, value lifelong learning. They are committed to ongoing growth and development.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 10:42:00 AM
At last Thursday's State of the School event, I had the pleasure of sharing the strategic priorities that will guide Turning Point School's future direction and orient us for the choices we will make over the next few years.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 2:37:18 PM
At Turning Point, we ensure our teachers have the ability to learn, grow, and develop their craft, right alongside their students.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Jan 8, 2018 3:53:00 PM
At Turning Point School, mathematics is not about rote memorization of formulas or facts. It is about teaching students to truly understand challenging concepts and then be able to demonstrate what they know in multiple ways.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Dec 11, 2017 3:06:48 PM
I have been compiling and reading some excellent global resources.While they are not the light holiday fare you may be craving, these highly regarded books will illuminate some subjects that have been mostly unseen; in this way, they resemble other holiday traditions that invite light into the darkest season.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Dec 4, 2017 2:15:54 PM
Last week, along with six colleagues from Turning Point, I attended the thirtieth anniversary of the National Association of Independent Schools' People of Color Conference in Anaheim, focusing on diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 1:39:00 PM
The Dalai Lama says that "when we develop a right attitude of compassion and gratitude, we take a giant step towards solving our personal and international problems." How profound to establish gratitude as a strategy for personal and global conflict resolution. Because what do we do when we feel grateful? We think about others. We share.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Nov 13, 2017 5:19:00 PM
On November 11, the Turning Point School "Green Team" took the top spot out of 24 teams from around the Los Angeles area who were competing for the chance to advance to the regional competition in the FIRST LEGO League Hydro-Dynamics Global Challenge.
Will Segar | Elementary Division Head - Posted Monday, Nov 6, 2017 1:50:00 PM
So many of the elders in our collective lives are innovators and change-makers. Their experiences and values transcend our passing interests, and influence how we manage the dynamics of making positive contributions to the world.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Oct 30, 2017 2:16:00 PM
First grade teacher and Service Learning Coordinator Tessa Short was selected by the Buck Institute of Education as one of seven teachers nationwide to create a project based learning unit on peace.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Oct 23, 2017 2:34:00 PM
As parents and educators, we want to raise confident, empathic children who are not afraid to go against the grain and challenge oversimplified depictions of masculinity and femininity.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Oct 16, 2017 2:53:17 PM
Interpreting literature helps our students to become "amiable skeptics," by requiring them to develop a point of view supported by evidence and to reject arguments that lack persuasive proof.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Oct 9, 2017 3:37:00 PM
Opportunities to develop relationships, and to participate in activities like reading, singing, building, and freeform play actually wire the brain development of young children.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Oct 2, 2017 1:02:00 PM
The challenges of parenting engage us daily as we help our children navigate their lives. How lucky we were to receive the timely wisdom of Dr. Tina Payne Bryson at last week's Parent Speaker event.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Sep 25, 2017 5:19:00 PM
From academics to service learning, the Turning Point School experience enables students to whole-heartedly understand their place in the world and connect with others spanning a rich diversity of experience, background, and narrative.