Learning, Excellence and Relationships by Head of School Gary Krahn You may remember a 1993 Paramount Pictures film, Searching for Bobby Fischer, a story about Josh Waitzkin’s rise in the world of chess. Waitzkin’s skill and passion for chess blossomed at an early age. At 11 years old, Waitzkin drew a game with World Champion Garry Kasparov, and by age 13, he earned the title of National Master. In his 20s, Waitzkin transitioned his life’s focus from chess to martial arts. This shift was the beginning of his inner journey to discern the key concepts of learning and optimal performance that became the subject of his book, The Art of Learning.
Classroom Culture Sets the Tone by Head of Lower School Marna Weiss
The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to talk about classroom culture. Much has been written about the topic in recent years, as more and more emphasis has been placed on teaching and learning in the 21st century. With the fast pace of technological advances and the assault of information from many different places, creating a classroom culture that not only takes advantage of new resources but ensures that every student can navigate within these new parameters becomes critical.
La Jolla Country Day School is excited to announce faculty and staff changes, and welcome the newest members of our team. LJCDS prides itself in identifying and recruiting outstanding faculty and staff of character who have a strong work ethic and a desire to inspire greatness.
Faculty/Staff Pursue Summer Professional Development
The summer is a time to relax, but it also provides a chance for faculty and staff members to be stimulated and reinvigorated before the next school year. This summer, several members of the LJCDS team took advantage of professional development opportunities. Read how conferences, workshops, and even a trip to Cuba and India have all motivated and strengthened the LJCDS team.
La Jolla Country Day School exists to inspire greatness for a better world. Our promise commits to developing a culture and community of faculty, staff, students and families who believe in something bigger than themselves.