I’d like to direct your attention to the book Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Catherine O’Neill Grace. Michael Thompson is also the author of the NYTimes bestseller, Raising Cain; Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys....

Howard Gardner, the noted Harvard psychologist who first developed the Multiple Intelligences Theory, believes that the future we are all facing will demand new cognitive abilities that most people have deemed optional up until now. Developing these capacities will require new ways of thinking and...

"The Intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind a faithful servant, we have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein Have you ever found yourself interacting with your children and hearing your own parents’ words...

I am focusing this week’s Parent Education Seminar (Friday, April 23rd after Kuyam) on the fascinating research pulled together by Dr. John Ratey (a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School) in his book, Spark. Did you know that aerobic exercise has been shown to be as...

Our last Parent Education Seminar of the year will be based on the book “Spark” by Dr. John Ratey. I will be writing more about the incredible ramifications of Dr. Ratey’s research for our students’ futures. But for now I would like to direct you...

I was so honored to have the opportunity this past week to help create the Rangoli designs that were such an incredible backdrop to our Kuyam celebration of the Holi Festival. The different colors of rice were so beautiful and the design executed with flowers...

I’d like to focus the blog for the next few weeks on the very important research on the origins of authentic motivation that is beginning to reach critical mass in the field of education. As I touched on last week, Daniel Pink in his new...

I have been reflecting on our incredible Masquerade Festival this year. I am so proud of each and every student in the school. Their commitment and dedication to their characters was displayed on the stage of the Broad Theatre for all to see. Their confidence...

As we head into our Annual Masquerade Festival (the 10th one) I wanted to direct your attention to a recent article in the New York Times. There is a trend developing in the universe of higher education revolving around the ‘relevance’ of an undergraduate degree,...

Our next Parent Education Seminar is focusing on the topic of the ongoing hypersexualization of children in our culture. Current marketing and media directed at children promotes extreme gender divisions, stereotypes and an increasing level of violence and sexualization that threatens our kids’ ability to...