May 15, 2018

Many schools want to activate summer relaxation to reinforce ideas, prepare for initiatives, or deepen work begun and may feel that the "summer reading" is falling short of fulfilling these goals.   

What if we thought about our 'summer reading' different...

November 15, 2017

Do we teach diversity, equity, and inclusion skills in this manner as core content classes?

It feels odd as 'school consultant' to write this post, however, my ultimate goal is for schools to recognize this work is never-ending and have such strength and capacity that t...

October 3, 2017

Last year Brooke Carroll and I brought our combined experiences of Assistant Head of Lower School, Member of Senior Administration, Middle School Head, Head of School, Director of Student Support, a counselor for all ages and supervising faculty and staff at all levels...

September 13, 2017

A few years ago, our son, then 14 and a recently certified diver was given the opportunity to scuba dive in an aquarium. As a teenager exploring his independence, he questioned me walking with him to the dive spot and as his mom, there was no question. I think we were...

August 15, 2017

Traditionally at this time of summer the messages from school are about the newness of the upcoming year, faculty summer professional development and leadership reflections on last year and plans for next year.  The events of the past weekend have many schools question...

August 2, 2017

Do your own work! Look at your own social identifiers, the privilege status accompanying those identifiers and begin learning more.  One resource is the Harvard Implicit Bias Test 

Clarify your values.  Are they clear?  Known?  Frequently considered? Are these valu...

July 7, 2017

I believe 'microaggressions' are mislabeled and how we can respond to them.

April 7, 2017

Inclusion, Exclusion and Wonderland

Being a good friend to oneself and to others is most often a learned skill and as with any new skill, not without it's challenges.  Consider social interactions as falling into lands Inclusive Land, Exclusive Land

and biggest of all, W...

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