July 24, 2020
That’s right, you read properly, my laptop and I are going on vacation with the family to the NC mountains starting tomorrow. Honestly, I was feeling sad about not getting up to New England to see family and friends this summer, but a chat with a friend who is “enjoying” 90 degree weather on Cape Cod has helped me appreciate our trek to the mountains more. Go ahead, ask me how much AC one might find in older homes in New England. Before we get going, for those seeing the expanded links in this email, see the P.S. at the end of this message as it might save your eyesight.
Okay, while in my head I am picturing hiking around waterfalls, I recognize that we are still in a global pandemic, so let’s start there.
Next, there are some SAIS events I need to bring to your attention.
In other news …
Do not forget our bring-your-board-member(s)-to-round-table day next Wednesday at 4:00 Eastern/3:00 Central!
Finally, I will leave you with this Hamilton parody on returning to school… or if musicals are not your style, how about human-sized bats in the Philippines?
See you next week!
The following is a recording from the heads of school virtual roundtable, which featured a discussion of current hot topics, followed by a presentation by Michael Nachbar and others from the GOA leadership team. They shared how they’ve created a student-focused competency-based grading system, and what insights they gained from data to deepen how and when they spot student struggles, and how they provide additional student support.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources with sup-topics and sections