Head of School’s Blog

Fear and Flexibility: Barriers to Persistence and Pathways to Success

As the new Head of School at Obridge, I am excited to exchange insights with colleagues and students throughout this shared experience. I am passionate about the education of our youth, and about what it takes to help all students … Continue Reading

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Literacy

Every once in a while, my thoughts turn to such things as literacy. It is hard to imagine why, given the number of things that I could think about. Actually, I think one reason is that few areas seem so … Continue Reading

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Education Dreams

Have you ever thought what you might do if you won the lottery? Once in a while I do, but I have only played twice in the past 10 years…for about $3.00. But I can dream. I imagine what I … Continue Reading

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Testing: a Dirty Word?

Tests come in many forms, from the standardized tests given to millions of students each year, to a complex series of routines that a doctor puts you through when you complain of a pain. Sports tryouts are also a sort … Continue Reading

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Tenacity…..and Learning

I had an interesting and inspiring conversation last week. A woman called to say that her grandson—one of our middle school students—was having difficulty with math. The teacher had, it turns out, already spent a significant amount of time trying … Continue Reading

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Happiness and Education

I read an article last week about happiness and education. At first, I thought it must be just one more alarm sounded to scare people into not dropping out of high school, or college. Then, I thought, people who are … Continue Reading

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Flying and Fishing: Thinking about Nothing

Fishing is King of the World of Leisure. It is a great excuse to do Nothing. Unlike other sedentary activities, where you might see the sitter with book in hand, you will never see an angler reading. He might stare … Continue Reading

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