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...

January 10, 2017

Having Meaningful Conversations With children When the Topic Is Uncomfortable For Adults

Jen Cort

Consider these kinds of conversations as icebergs, we only see the tip of an iceberg but the bulk of what is happening is below the water line.  Tips for raising the iceberg...

January 17, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Not a Superhero

Martin Luther King, Jr. was not a superhero.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was abundantly and completely human, with flaws and, like all humans, made mistakes.   He was a man who listened, who learned, who owned his mistakes and wh...

December 15, 2015

                                          (doodle by SPSG Diversity Council Member)

Recent events such as the mass shooting in California and riots in Baltimore have lead...

August 22, 2015

Listening with Empathy: What it taught me  about Homelessness And Race in America

On a recent beautiful,sunny day I visited the corner of Mount and Presbury Streets in Baltimore. This corner has a rich history as families have lived here for many years. It is also home...

April 29, 2015

What I observed during an extended wait in the pediatrician's lobby convinced me that the world would be better off if we acted more like the toddlers and young children around us.  In this optimal microcosm I observed children instinctively demonstrating:

  • Empathy....

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