Michael Brosnan is leaving NAIS after 23 years of fulfilling work with a talented group of people.
The True and the New
Orem examines research studies that suggest students who study liberal arts are more prepared for the job market than their peers.
The Teaching Life
When Lightning Strikes a Second Time
Allen recounts the powerful impact of two separate events that changed his personal and professional priorities.
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.
Empathetic Teachers Enhance Children's Motivation for Learning
The Finnish research supports the belief that empathetic teachers positively affect learning outcomes for children.
Embracing Gender and Sexuality Diversity
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.
On Teaching, Poetry, Queerness, and Dawson's Creek
Ray believes in the power of reading and writing (and trust) to help shape students and how schooling can be constructive rather than destructive.
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.
Expressions of the Human Mind
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.
Naming the Crisis
Review by Michael Brosnan
Brosnan compares two books addressing the current education crisis in the United States.
Independent School Parent
Ten Resolutions for Becoming a More Grateful Parent
Levine shares parenting advice that validates the roles of both parent and child.
Majoring in High School
Cavellier describes the development of a new program, The Major, joining the other Centers of Excellence at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Minnesota.
Teachers Who Write
An array of published poets at Phillips Exeter Academy present excerpts of their work in this article.
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.
Beyond Effort and Cleverness
Benson S. Hawk 
Hawk suggests education reform begin to address community metacognition, specifically by teaching students 'mindfulness.'
The theme of the 2017 NAIS Annual Conference in March in Baltimore is "Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision to Values."
New year, new growth
Four institutes on leadership and professional development are scheduled for 2017.
Ideas by the numbers
The NAIS weekly blog has surpassed 200 posts!
New NAIS members
Welcome, new NAIS members.
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.
TABS-NAIS Global Symposium
The 2017 TABS-NAIS Global Symposium explores emerging best practices in serving international students and families.
This year the successful NAIS Global Ambassadors Advisory Working Group will advise NAIS on international student programming.
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.
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.
Celebrating schools' histories
Congratulations to our member schools that are celebrating major milestones in 2016.
Archives go digital
The Baldwin School launched its own Digital Archives project.
Hands-on learning in Catalina
Mount Madonna School has designed a two-year marine science program for all ninth- and tenth-graders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scholars and citizens
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.
People of Color Conference
SSS Financial Aid Conference
NAIS-TABS Legal Symposium
Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads
Institutes & Workshops
Sponsor & Exhibit
Independent Ideas Blog
Independent School Magazine
Independent Teacher Magazine
Assessment of Inclusivity & Multiculturalism
Student Engagement Surveys