What We're Reading
Staff and Faculty Favourites
Check back regularly to link to articles and read recommendations for books and articles that we find interesting or inspiring. You'll find articles about education (of course), creativity, politics, and well...just about everything. As well, we will be sure to intersperse it with recommendations for books we've recently read, both new and old. We can't wait to share with you!
From the Comms Department:
Putting Grit in its Place is an excellent article on the need for schools to redefine what the role of grit is in our children's lives. Here is an excerpt: "Most important, she notes that the quality of our longing matters. Gritty people are resilient and hard working, sure. But they also, she writes, know in a very, very deep way what it is they want." Highly recommended reading for parents.
From Craig Davis, Principal of the Senior School:
This article breaks down scientifically why outdoor hiking for kids creates transferable critical and creative thinking, plus stronger executive function and concentration. Maybe not a homework ban quite yet but definitely enforced wandering in the woods and especially by creeks and streams...
Flipboard is a personalised news-reading/ news-sharing app and web-based magazine that is being shared by Mr. Wilson. This is as a great tool for reading, exploring, following and sharing stories anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Here are two articles Mr. Wilson thinks you may enjoy:
Here's an interesting take on diet and the fads that have come and gone. Perhaps it will be a good reminder that January need not be a month of abstinence but rather a time to reflect on what we eat, and when why we eat it. Humorous and practical.
Article shared by Elizabeth Calderon