Congratulations to Caroline Lee, Upper School English teacher, who recently collaborated with Angela Duckworth, the New York Times bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and Anders Ericcson, internationally renowned researcher and author of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, on a new Playbook for Character Lab called "Expert Practice." Character Lab, founded by Angela Duckworth and educators Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph, aims to research and create new ways to help all students develop character. One way it does this is by creating Playbooks, "ready-to-use" resources that target specific character strengths. These Playbooks are created by educators and researchers and are used by teachers. Caroline Lee will be recognized for her contributions to the "Expert Practice" Playbook at the 2018 Educator Summit, which will be held in Philadelphia on July 12-13. Check out the Expert Practice Playbook here.
Dr. Carrie Norin, Upper School biology teacher and photographer, was profiled in a recent issue of Scientific American. In the article, which also beautifully displays Dr. Norin's photographs, Michael D. Lemonick writes: "Her photographs of the microscopic world reveal a spectacular universe of form and color we would never otherwise notice or have access to. They're not simply striking to look at, however; they're also proof that the invisible, relentless hand of evolution by natural selection is responsible for the seemingly infinite variety of life forms on our planet." Dr. Norin's photos will soon be featured in another exhibition; details to follow. Read the Scientific American article here.