quote of the week: "Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must." - Goethe
Dear faculty and staff, there is a lot of great stuff coming up through the end of the calendar year (yes, we are closing in already!). If you need any help registering for anything, do let me know. Enjoy this issue of Growing with Grace.
If you have any suggestions for things to add to the calendar or to the good reads, I'm always happy to hear them.
Here's what's coming up and looking great - the complete list (including through the end of the school year) is on the Professional Growth Upcoming Opportunities page
Wed, Nov 9, 12-1p: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us with Daniel Pink (webinar)
Tue, Nov 15, 6-8p: The Dynamic Childhood Brain: Preparing for a Lifetime
Nov 17 - 23: National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference
Nov 18-21: Preparing 21st Century Minds (Learning and the Brain)
Nov 29, 4-6p: Using the iPad in Your Classroom. Full details on the calendar.
Dec 1-4: Learning and Leading: What's Next? (ASCD)
Dec 1-4: NAIS People of Color Conference
Dec 7, 5:30-8:00p: NYSAIS Administrators of Color/Diversity Coordinators Workshop and Dinner
Dec 10: Schooling/Educating the 21st Century Child (NYU)
Some good reads this week
The Trouble With Homework (NY Times) - opinion piece on how homework isn't working and how it probably should work
Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence (NY Times) - how our own courage of our convictions can take us down a faulty path. Humbling.
Dear Mountain Room Parents - delightfully funny New Yorker piece highlighting how e-mail exchanges with parents can devolve into infinity.
Got a Tough Question About Teaching and Diversity? Use the new feature by Teach Tolerance magazine to get help.
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