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Blogs of Note – November 2012

By: Holly Chesser
Published November 2012

How do you respond to adversity?
Walker Head of School Jack Hall asks one of life’s most important questions, noting that adversity leads to perseverance, gives rise to character, and ultimately conceives hope.

To reflect, reinvigorate, and restore.
On sabbatical from his position as headmaster of The Epstein School, Stan Beiner blogs from China as he explores the necessity of global education first-hand.

Beware of termites in the floor, not wolves at the door.
With the election over, Byron Hulsey, Randolph Head of School, reflects on his reading of O.S. Guinness’s book A Free People’s Suicide, underscoring our country’s need to refocus on service and the common good.

Successful Failures
Montgomery Academy Head of School Dave Farace highlights researchers and authors who emphasize that independence, resilience, and curiosity are developed through powerful relationships.

Trying to spot exceptional talent? Look for resilience.
Dr. John Davies, Head of Miami Country Day School, integrates the development of resilience, what business leaders recognize as marking notable talent, into the school’s portrait of a graduate.

Teacher Evaluation: What’s Fair, What’s Effective?
Robert Ryshke, Executive Director of Westminster’s The Center for Teaching, provides a summary of Educational Leadership’s articles on teacher evaluation.

Tweets of Note - November 2012

Tweets from SAIS Lunch and Learn hosting Grant Lichtman: “Lessons from the Road: Implementing Innovation” #saisLnL

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