Below are the readings for the Klingenstein Summer Institute this year. I haven't taken the time to go through and alphabetize all the readings. I primarily wanted to post them here for my own reference and for those who were interested in getting a sense of what we read. English Cohort Readings “Responding To and … Continue reading Klingenstein Readings
I had a number of great conversations at the Klingenstein Summer Institute; it was an intellectual hothouse. I've been thinking about a conversation I had with Liz Perry, a co-director of KSI and co-lead teacher of the English cohort. She has an MEd from Harvard, and I was interested in getting her perspective on graduate study … Continue reading What Questions Interest You?
I wrote on Sunday that my enthusiasm and work ethic were waning a bit in the final days of KSI. Given that, yesterday's afternoon session had the potential to be a total disaster in terms of my attention. The workers at Lawrenceville School had hit a water main while repairing the steam tunnels underneath the … Continue reading Learning In Spite Of
I wish I'd had a chance to write a proper post about my Klingenstein experience so far, but keeping up with the assignments and trying to get enough sleep has proved a full-time job. So in lieu of that, I'm posting my reflection on the reading we were assigned from Carol Dweck's Mindset. She will … Continue reading Mindset
Tomorrow morning I'm taking off for the Klingenstein Summer Institute in Lawrenceville, NJ (after a stopover in Annapolis, MD). It feels a little like the first year of college- I'm packing shower shoes and a foam mattress pad. When my parents were about to leave me at college, I started sobbing. My mom tried to … Continue reading Headed Out
Last year I posted the statement of educational philosophy I submitted when I applied for my present job and some additional reflection on it. As part of the Klingenstein Summer Institute, I had to draft another statement of educational philosophy. I was given the following prompt: What beliefs do you hold about the power of … Continue reading 4 Words