The Beginner’s Mind makes innovation possible, gives chances to those who may not have succeeded before, allows people to evolve as the world does—keeping education dynamic. And while the Beginner’s Mind opens us up to possibility, the rituals of school keep us grounded in moments when the feelings of overwhelm, jitters, and opening day anxiety may get the best of us.
This past spring, the CATDC in partnership with the San Francisco School hosted two meetings focused on math curriculum. The first meeting in March brought together middle school math educators… read more →
In the days leading up to graduation, eighth grade students at Woodland School in Portola Valley, CA will present their findings and solutions on issues of global significance. The evening… read more →
The end of the school year is a grandiose time—a time for big celebrations, graduations, matriculations. We put a lot of time and effort into the pomp and circumstance of a school year’s end. And we should. And as we do, we may also consider those little changes that help us have an eye on what’s next, so that we can balance the pace with the present with goals for the future.
A Flintridge Preparatory School history teacher once said, “At Prep, it’s cool to be smart.” By smart he meant that everyone on campus, adults and students alike, is engaged and willing to participate… read more →
Springtime in schools is exciting. And exhausting. As we prepare for end-of-year celebrations, performances, and rituals for closure, we must summon the same level of stamina we had when the… read more →
21st Century education has its share of buzz words: “innovation” being chief among them. From my first years of teaching (in the midst of Y2K and its anti-climactic aftermath), everyone… read more →