It’s That Time of Year…

Mike Keaton and I attended our first hiring event over the weekend.  This event was aimed at recruiting diverse candidates to independent schools and although we did not interview many candidates, those that we did meet seemed very strong.  Mike and I will also be attending the following events to recruit faculty/staff:

Feb 13-14   Carney Sandoe Hiring Forum (Boston, MA)

Feb 19    St. Joe’s Hiring Fair

Feb 26-27 NAIS Link (Boston, MA)

Feb 27 – Bryn Mawr College Hiring Fair

Feb 28 – NEMNET Hiring Fair (local)

March 6  Earlham College (Indiana)

In addition to the travel above, I will be in Los Angeles this week presenting at the OESIS Conference “Back to School: Classes of the Future” from Thursday – Sunday.  I also had the pleasure of attending and presenting at EduCon this past weekend.  EduCon is a different type of conference in that it is about conversations more than presentations.  It is held at Science Leadership Academy downtown and I encourage others to attend in future years.  Please let me know if you are interested.

Next week the Administrative Team will be at an ADVIS workshop concerning diversity on Wednesday and at an administrative retreat on Thursday.  Needless to say, it is that time of year when I sometimes feel like I am away more than I am around.  I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and I hope everyone enjoyed their two snow days.

Reading of the Week:

Mindset, Intelligence, and so much more – this article discusses success in school versus intelligence.

Brain Reading of the Week: (Thanks again to Dottie for passing this along)

This article talks about the importance of taking brain breaks and has some great ideas of how to incorporate them into your classes.

I found this article on myths about neuroscience to be especially interesting.  It certainly debunks many of the things I was told were true.

Inspiration of the Week:

In light of my attendance at EduCon below is a great graphic describing two ways to approach Project Based Learning.



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