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  1. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

    [ December 06, 2009 ]

    R+G are Dead The Upper School Play this year was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. It is an amazing play that looks at Hamlet through the eyes of two of the most insignificant characters of Shakespeare's play and pushes their interpretation of the actions that swirl around them at Elsinore and on the way to England to the fore. Apart from the brilliant performances of a number of our students, the play is an amazing representation of what makes this community special--it is at once an entertaining play but also an inspiringly thoughtful play. So much of our entertainment these days is in ...

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  2. IDEO and Design Thinking at RCS

    [ November 02, 2009 ]

    The world-renowned design company IDEO was with a group of teachers and administrators on Thursday and Friday of last week taking us through the design thinking process in order to help us think about both adult problem solving and how thinking might be differently defined in our classrooms. This work has been in development for the last two years and was prompted by an article by Tim Brown the IDEO CEO who has a great weblog on design thinking. Tim has also written a great book on design thinking and how it can change organizations entitled Change by Design. The group from IDEO: Kate Lydon, Sandy Speicher, Hailey Brewer and Annette Diefenthaler were amazing, and we learned how ...

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  3. Parent’s Weekend Speech-September 2009

    [ September 13, 2009 ]

    Welcome. It is great to see you all here. I hope that you have had a wonderful summer and a good start to the new school year. I tried to do my best with the weather. I am sorry. On the other hand, it ends up not being a bad day to be inside. This was an eventful summer for us and there are many updates to give you, a few of which I tried to convey in my letter sent out via e-mail to everyone this week. I shall continue to send out updates throughout the school year and also post to my blog on the website.  As you all know, we are prepared and concerned about the H1N1 situation. ...

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  4. NOLA & POCC

    [ December 07, 2008 ]

    I went for a day and a half with Kris to New Orleans to participate in the People of Color Conference organized by National Association of Independent Schools and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This is the fourth time I have gone to this conference and it always provokes thoughts and ideas about schools and how inclusive or not they are as communities. The keynote address by Sidney Poitier was especially poignant that kicked off the conference and got people to think about success, perseverance, and believing in principles. His comments framed the conference discussions nicely. I feel strongly about our community's commitment to becoming more and more diverse as our world and nation is becoming, but I also feel ...

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