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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.