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What's Happened to the Humanities?

 

​Full Table of Contents

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Michael Brosnan

Michael Brosnan is leaving NAIS after 23 years of fulfilling work with a talented group of people.

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Independent Perspective

The True and the New

Donna Orem

Orem examines research studies that suggest students who study liberal arts are more prepared for the job market than their peers.

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The Teaching Life

When Lightning Strikes a Second Time

Kent Allen

Allen recounts the powerful impact of two separate events that changed his personal and professional priorities.

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Spotlight on Research

Assessments for the 21st Century

Charles Fadel and Maya Bialik

Fadel and Bialik promote their research showing that the future content of student assessments will draw from modern and traditional disciplines.

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Spotlight on Research

Empathetic Teachers Enhance Children's Motivation for Learning

The Finnish research supports the belief that empathetic teachers positively affect learning outcomes for children.

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School Matters

Embracing Gender and Sexuality Diversity

Jennifer Bryan

Bryan argues that we need to shift our thinking about sex, gender, and sexuality from a primarily binary view to one that is more accurately inclusive of all.

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School Matters

On Teaching, Poetry, Queerness, and Dawson's Creek

Douglas Ray

Ray believes in the power of reading and writing (and trust) to help shape students and how schooling can be constructive rather than destructive.

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School Matters

Creating the Space

Roderick L. Carey, Bryan D. Williams, Judith D. Brown, Maria E. Hyler

Carey, Williams, Brown, and Hyler redesigned and implemented a yearlong affinity group mentoring program for students of color.

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About Books

Expressions of the Human Mind

Richard Barbieri

Barbieri recommends the work of six authors - Goldstein, White, Nussbaum, Kishik, Mendelsund, and Sousanis - that prove that humanities is flourishing and stretching and changing as it always has.

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About Books

Naming the Crisis

Review by Michael Brosnan

Brosnan compares two books addressing the current education crisis in the United States.

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Independent School Parent

Ten Resolutions for Becoming a More Grateful Parent

Madeline Levine

Levine shares parenting advice that validates the roles of both parent and child.

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Online Feature

Majoring in High School

Matt Cavellier

Cavellier describes the development of a new program, The Major, joining the other Centers of Excellence at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Minnesota.

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Online Feature

Teachers Who Write

An array of published poets at Phillips Exeter Academy present excerpts of their work in this article.

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Online Feature

Religiously Dedicated, an Uncommon Approach

Margaret Haviland, Kevin Eppler, and Jennifer O'Brien

Westtown School in Pennsylvania has built a religious studies program that instills ethics and a sense of empathy in their students.

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Online Feature

Beyond Effort and Cleverness

Benson S. Hawk [1]

Hawk suggests education reform begin to address community metacognition, specifically by teaching students 'mindfulness.'

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The Reporter: News from the NAIS School Community

NAIS News

Mission matters

The theme of the 2017 NAIS Annual Conference in March in Baltimore is "Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision to Values."

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NAIS News

New year, new growth

Four institutes on leadership and professional development are scheduled for 2017.

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NAIS News

Ideas by the numbers

The NAIS weekly blog has surpassed 200 posts!

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NAIS News

New NAIS members

Welcome, new NAIS members.

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NAIS News

NAIS Equity Design Lab

In August 2016, 80 educators from around the country gathered for the launch of the first Equity Design Lab, meant to foster culturally responsive teaching.

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NAIS News

TABS-NAIS Global Symposium

The 2017 TABS-NAIS Global Symposium explores emerging best practices in serving international students and families.

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NAIS News

Global ambassadors

This year the successful NAIS Global Ambassadors Advisory Working Group will advise NAIS on international student programming.

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NAIS News

Social innovation e-course

Education for Social Innovation is a blended learning e-course that provides K-12 educators with a grasp of essential concepts in design thinking, student voice, and global citizenship.

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NAIS News

NAIS-TABS Task Force

NAIS and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) have partnered to form an Independent School Task Force on Educator Sexual Misconduct.

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NAIS News

Celebrating schools' histories

Congratulations to our member schools that are celebrating major milestones in 2016.

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School News

Archives go digital

The Baldwin School launched its own Digital Archives project.

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School News

Hands-on learning in Catalina

Mount Madonna School has designed a two-year marine science program for all ninth- and tenth-graders.

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School News

Park School of Baltimore students revitalize neighborhoods

The Park School of Baltimore volunteered with the Community Lot Team of Civic Works and focused their energy on revitalizing barren lots.

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School News

First girls' school on Native reservation opens

September marked the opening of Pine Ridge Girls' School, the first nondenominational independent college-prep girls' school on any Native-American reservation in the United States.

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School News

Two NAIS-member teachers earn presidential award

At a September ceremony in Washington, DC, two NAIS-member teachers were honored with 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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School News

Schools tackle screen time

In a 2016 documentary, director Delaney Ruston reveals the struggle schools and parents share over children and social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction.

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Vantage Point

Scholars and citizens

Diego Duran-Medina

Duran-Medina asserts that teaching the new skills for global citizenship requires consideration of three related, yet distinct, spheres: civic engagement, research skills, and social media.

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