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Time, Place, Path, and Pace (Or What Is a School?)

 

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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Michael Brosnan

Michael Brosnan, the editor of Independent School, reflects on the seventy-five-year history of the publication.

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Independent Perspective

Identifying Opportunities

Donna Orem

Donna Orem examines social, academic, financial, and technological changes that affect the future of independent schools.

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The Teaching Life

Learning to Share

Betsy Potash

Betsy Potash discovered the Harkness method at a retreat and implemented it thereafter in her classrooms as a teacher.

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Spotlight on Research

From Personae to Persons: A Good Drama

Matthew W. Geiger

Geiger devised an ethnographic project to understand the effect of personalized teacher responses on student journal entries.

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Spotlight on Research

Independent Schools and the SAT

Amada Torres

Torres examines trends in SAT scores across gender, race, and economic status.

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Spotlight on Research

Binge Drinking and the Independent School Student

Rosemary Baggish and Peter Wells

Baggish and Wells present statistics gathered from surveys taken by high school students about binge drinking.

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School Matters

Parents Who Bully the School

Robert Evans and Michael G. Thompson

Evans and Thompson give advice to schools coping with parents who bully teachers and administrators.

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School Matters

Reconceptualizing Academic Support

Laura Vantine

When managing academic support for struggling students, Vantine advocates teacher agency, careful observation, and communication.

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School Matters

Remembering the Backstory

Janine St. Germain

St. Germain, school archivist for St. Bernard's School in New York, extols the value of cultivating and preserving an institution's legacy through pictures, memorabilia, print records, and anecdotes.

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School Matters

Digging Deep

Andrea Avery

Avery celebrates the role of teachers in opening up a world of possibilities for students.

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About Books

The Things We Read 75 Years Ago

Richard Barbieri

Barbieri explores the fiction and nonfiction popular in the years just prior to World War II when the first issue of Independent School Bulletin was released.

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Independent School Parent

Advice for Parents of Struggling Readers

Brooke McCaffrey

If your child struggles with reading, McCaffrey assures that you are not alone. There are teaching methods, motivational techniques, and resources to help.

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Online Feature

The Creative Power of Pairs in Education

Ari Pinkus

In this interview, Pinkus delves into Shenk’s belief that the dynamic between a well-paired duo can bring about enormous creativity.

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Online Feature

Going Global Without Going

Dominic A. A. Randolph

Randolph delineates a long-term global learning project with faculty and industry innovators that develops 21st-century global competencies in students without travel programs.

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Online Feature

Our Independent School Drinking Problem

Debra P. Wilson

Wilson presents statistics of teenage alcohol users and abusers, sharing the most recent research and trends in how independent schools are addressing underage drinking.

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Online Feature

The Conversation: 1941-1969

In honor of this magazine's 75th anniversary in 2016, we are running a series of excerpts from over the years — here are the 1940s through 1960s.

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Online Feature

The Conversation: 1970-present

Part two of this anniversary issue online feature presents a series of excerpts from past issues of this magazine, from 1970 on.

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The Reporter: News From the NAIS School Community

NAIS News

Record turnout at the 2015 NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference

The 2015 NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference can boast an impressive array of well-attended sessions and workshops.

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NAIS News

NAIS hosts equity summit

Georgetown University was the setting for the fifth annual NAIS-hosted Equity Summit, where noted researchers, independent school leaders, and directors of diversity programs gathered.

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NAIS News

2015 NAIS Global Education Survey

NAIS's 2015 Global Education Survey drew fewer participants this year but did note that most schools were actively assessing their global education programs.

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NAIS News

2016 NAIS Institutes

NAIS Institutes offer attendees refined and enhanced programming, valuable feedback, and valuable solutions to independent school issues and leadership.

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NAIS News

New Members at NAIS - Spring 2016

Here's the list of new NAIS members.

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NAIS News

SSS by NAIS offers financial aid training

Last November marked the fourth SSS by NAIS Financial Aid Conference.

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NAIS News

Parents of first-born sons and only-child daughters give more, Women's Philanthropy Institute study finds

The Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) has released a new study showing the breakdown of charitable giving.

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Programs

Tall as the Baobab Tree

Jeremy Teicher

Teicher's new film, Tall as the Baobab Tree, looks at the conflict in Senegalese youth to choose either traditional marriage or opportunities for education.

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Programs

A bottom-up approach to STEM education

The STEM educators at Allendale Columbia School advocate implementing an engineering education as early as 1st grade to encourage young learners.

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Programs

Learning French -- and empathy

Erin Menard

Menard's students used their knowledge of a second language to connect with each other and the global community after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

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Programs

Chase launches cutting-edge series of "Innovation Days" to promote design thinking

In 2015, Chase Collegiate School incorporated in its curriculum a cutting-edge, monthly series of school-wide "Innovation Days" when students and teachers work together.

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Programs

The Nueva School hosts 2015 Innovative Learning Conference

The Nueva School (California) hosted 80 speakers at its 2015 Innovative Learning Conference (ILC) to stimulate curriculum development.

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Programs

Students change the world, one bicycle at a time

Chris Tate

Chris Tate engaged his middle school students in community service by participating in Bicycles for Humanity.

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Honors

E. E. Ford Foundation awards four $250,000 grants

A $250,000 E. E. Ford Foundation award was granted to each of these four schools.

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Honors

Washington International School student wins Eco-Hero Award

Mikaela Matera-Vatnick has won the 2015 International Young Eco-Hero Award granted by U.S.-based nonprofit Action for Nature.

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Honors

Schools celebrate milestone anniversary

NAIS-member schools are recognized for milestone anniversaries.

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Vantage Point

Love the Words

Ann Klotz

Ann Klotz, head of Laurel School in Ohio, takes her summer theater program students on an inspired and imaginative exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets.

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