Modes of Thinking by Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Colleen O’Boyle
How often do we employ lateral thinking in our learning culture? How comfortable are we with problem-solving through the use of indirect and creative thinking, and the identification of a new and different solution? What can we as a community learn from various modes of thinking?
Food brings people together. Sharing a meal with friends, colleagues or family members builds relationships, and mealtime at school is an important part of the student life experience. La Jolla Country Day School launched a new lunch program for students in kindergarten and Grades 1-12. The all-inclusive lunch, which is now included in tuition, offers students and faculty/staff the opportunity to pause during the middle of the day to bond and share conversation outside the classroom setting.
The creative spirit is within all of us. However, for the child who believes he or she “can’t draw” or “isn’t an artist,” it takes a passionate educator to offer a teachable moment to ignite inspiration. The Dot, a Peter H. Reynolds’ book is a story about just that. This book is the inspiration behind International Dot Day, which celebrates creativity, courage and collaboration.