I take my daughter to D-Bat, an organization in which players come to practice batting and to take lessons from ball players. Sarah went last year as a novice softball player, and I watched her gain confidence, enabling her courage to try out for her school’s team. This spring, she asked if she could go… Continue reading Feedback and Adjustments
It was a long day – for all of us. Members of the Board of Trustees met at Trinity for a Board Retreat from noon – 5:00PM with the Leadership Team. Together we listened to current trends and potential shifts in schools from Dr. Jeff Jackson, Georgia Independent School Association President, and then broke into… Continue reading Commitment to Trinity School
I just took my daughter and nephews to see “Wonder.” Two of us had already read the book, so for three of the kids it was a completely new story. I cannot recall when a book beats its celluloid companion, and this was was no different. However, the movie did portray touching moments from the… Continue reading Wondering Eyes
I have often mused that there must be a universal language of play with children. I was reminded of it again today at the pool. Cannon balls and keep away with goggles gave way to a more sophisticated game played with other kids about the same age. By adapting the rules of tag, one person… Continue reading Universal Language of Play
I walked down the hall in a hurry to make my next appointment. As I turned the corner, I saw a Third Grader walking down the hall more slowly than usual. As I greeted him, he barely lifted his gaze at me. I continued on my way down the hall with an inner dialogue that went something… Continue reading Eyes Wide Open
After an outdoor education trip to the coast of Georgia last week, I was thinking about why these trips are so important. The answers can be simple: a change of pace, time unplugged, bonding for a class, and learning about the natural world. These certainly are true – for students and for the adults that… Continue reading Why Outdoor Education?
Have you ever made the statement, “How in the world could anyone ever do. . .?” In your own mind, it seems impossible, ridiculous, or thoughtless for the action to occur with any rational person. I have thought it and, admittedly, have said it. Enter photo. I have heard about people backing into their garage… Continue reading Backing into Empathy