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Independence and Collaboration

Independence and Collaboration

For the month of April, my advisory was tasked with writing an article about Independence and Collaboration. My advisees decided to independently write about the different assignments and activities of their Eighth-Grade year and how they used independence...

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Kindness and Empathy

Kindness and Empathy

Over several years of discussing November’s citizenship theme, “kindness and empathy,” with my seventh and eighth grade students, I have come to understand a thing: kids who grow up knowing, experiencing, and practicing kindness and empathy can sometimes have trouble...

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Embrace the Deep Freeze!

Embrace the Deep Freeze!

Returning to school after the December holiday break is never easy. Re-adjusting to waking up before 8:00 AM, packing lunch boxes, combing hair, and finding missing sneakers can challenge our mental capacity following our relaxing, unscheduled “routines”...

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Citizenship Themes through the Eyes of the Fifth Grade

Citizenship Themes through the Eyes of the Fifth Grade

Shaker Road School's Advisory Citizenship Program is at the heart of our social curriculum. During the past decade, we have tweaked, evaluated, and discussed the importance of such a program and its impact on students during their time at SRS and beyond. Over the...

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Goodbye, Old Friend

Goodbye, Old Friend

As I look out my office window, there is suddenly more sunlight streaming through the panes than ever before. In just a few short months, the landscape has changed markedly and is forever transformed. The change was not one that anyone on campus anticipated or wanted,...

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A Little Disruption

A Little Disruption

The other day at my eldest son’s club sporting event, I overheard him talking with some of his teammates, most of whom go to Concord High School. In response to a question or comment I did not hear, my son, a ninth grader at Shaker Road School, said, “There are only...

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