New Beginnings, 2023

I sit in my kitchen in the quiet of the morning and my amaryllis bulb catches my gaze. It is tilting to one side, unable to hold its beautiful blossoms erect. That bending towards the light captures my attention. I realize that I am ready for change.  After ten...

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Gina Desir

I was so happy to catch up with Gina Desir (PSi 5, ‘21) the other day. She is now an instructional coach with the department of multilingual learners. “It’s a big transition from having my own classroom to coaching others,” she told me. She is responsible for teachers...

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Deeper Learning – Thinking “outside” in every way

After two and a half years of Covid school, it was a joy to gather outside and in person and NOT talk about learning loss or how many students or teachers were absent today, but to experience sustained learning in what we called “Deep Dives.”  Day 1 of Deeper...

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A New Boston Arts Academy

By Linda F. Nathan, Founding Headmaster Linda Nathan In 1998, I was the founding Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy.  The first time I entered the building with hip boots and a hardhat. The paint on the walls of 174 Ipswich Street was barely dry and wires poked...

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Perspective, Perspective, Perspective:  PSi August Intensive

Our 8th cohort of the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership at Hale (PSi) just finished our August Intensive. We introduced, co-created, and began to explore our 7 PSi domains (ethics, informed instruction, antiracism, community mobilization, continuous...

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