Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Apr 16, 2018 5:18:00 PM
This time of year emphasizes change as we contemplate next steps: whether your child is going to sleep-away camp for the first time, leaving Turning Point to begin high school, moving from preschool to kindergarten.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Apr 9, 2018 4:32:00 PM
We come back from Spring Break to a busy end of the year, with its many culminating events. These occasions provide opportunities to honor the wonderful growth of our students.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Mar 19, 2018 12:52:40 PM
At Turning Point, we have found that a particular magic happens when you provide opportunities for young students and elders to come together to tackle important issues and share perspective.
Dr. Laura Konigsberg - Posted Monday, Mar 12, 2018 5:13:07 PM
Last week, Head of School Dr. Laura Konigsberg had the honor of co-presenting two workshop presentations at the annual conference for the National Association of Independent Schools in Atlanta, GA.
Kameron Spies, Curriculum Coordinator - Posted Monday, Mar 5, 2018 4:41:00 PM
What makes a great teacher? This is a question that many of us have pondered at one point or another, either as students ourselves, or as parents working to provide our children with the best educational opportunities possible.
Paige Montesano, Middle School Teacher - Posted Monday, Feb 26, 2018 4:17:00 PM
This week, we welcome guest blogger and middle school teacher Ms. Paige Montesano who, at a recent national conference for middle school educators, presented a workshop highlighting an instructional model that allows students to safely explore their reactions to critical current events.
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.