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We Are In This Together
Bonnie Nishihara, Assistant Head & Director of Educational Design + Innovation

Through whole-school surveys, homeroom-specific surveys, parent/guardian "coffees" hosted on Zoom, and email, we have heard from many parents and guardians about the joys and the challenges of being home around the clock with their children. Here are some parenting tips for sheltering in place, both some that we bring to you and some that we have crowdsourced from our community.

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Kids and Digital Content Creation
Bonnie Nishihara, Assistant Head & Director of Educational Design + Innovation

From very early in my career I was inspired by the work of Mitch Resnick at the MIT Media Lab who wrote, "Computers will not live up to their full potential until we start to think of them more like finger paint and less like television." I believe students should use digital devices for more than the consumption of entertainment and social media.

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Holiday Gifts... BOOKS!
Thad Reichley, Head of Lower School

The holidays are upon us, and it's nearly impossible to check your email, listen to the radio, or watch TV without being bombarded with ads for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or some other sale. If you are looking for a great gift, I have a couple of book suggestions!

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A View on Process
Bonnie Nishihara, Assistant Head & Director of Educational Design + Innovation

I often think about how lucky I am to have the fly-on-the-wall vantage point that I do, because it is in the tribulations and triumphs of the process of design and tinkering that student learning is most visible, not in the end product.

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