The Age of Innocence

There was a particular incident from this week that reminded me of the innocence and joy inherent in young children. I was awaiting the arrival of the fourth grade on the football turf field on a beautiful and unseasonably warm late November day. The boys made their way down in the usual chaotic finally-released-from-lunch way … More The Age of Innocence

Learning Goals

    Over the last two years, the Academic Council at Gilman has worked with the faculty and administration to identify design prompts that will drive instruction and assessment. I have shared these in earlier blog posts and include them again below.   How might we articulate K-12 learning goals that drive and sustain relevant, … More Learning Goals

Parent Partnerships

Recently parents were invited to school for parent-teacher conferences. It was wonderful to see so many parents coming and going. Some conferences were early morning chats, some were scheduled in twenty-minute segments on “conference day”, while others were held as student-led conferences complete with shared portfolios and personal student reflections. A couple of years ago, … More Parent Partnerships

Beep Beep

This Saturday Gilman School sponsored an awesome event that brought together lovers of things that move, beep, and honk! Most of those in attendance were little boys. There may be many exceptions to this stereotype, but in my own experience with sons and grandsons, little boys are fascinated with vehicles of all types. On Saturday … More Beep Beep