e-VALUE-ation: Asking Kids What They Think About Our Classroom

Jane Hansen taught me to think about evaluation in terms of e-VALUE-ation, or what one values about her work. We all want to be heard. Often as administrators, teachers, and students we don’t listen to the diverse voices that fill the room. Truth-telling takes a degree of bravery. It requires the asker to step forward and… Read more

A Letter from Carrington Lanier

As a lifetime student at St. Christopher’s, I have come to enjoy most aspects of the school.  The strict dress code and 8 am start time can be easily overlooked once you weigh in the good things.  From senior lunch privileges to free periods to the self-serve soft-serve, there is far more to enjoy.  When I really consider the things… Read more

Fairness and Flaws

Talk less, listen more. When it comes to teaching or parenting boys, this mantra is really important. It’s in those moments when I am the receiver, rather than the giver, of information that I learn the most and can connect best with boys.  I feel pretty lucky to be the parent of an eight year-old… Read more