Dear ESHA Friends,
I hope that this late September post finds you all well and enjoying the relatively new school year.
As our President, Elinor Scully, notes in her message, our Annual Retreat is around the corner. Many of you will be attending, but many will not be. I'm posting the schedule for the retreat below, certainly for the benefit of those who will be in Florida, but particularly for those who aren't able to join us. For those who haven't been to our conference in a while, or ever, this gives you some idea of what we'll be doing. I highly encourage all of you who won't have the opportunity to join us next month to seriously consider doing so next fall. Not only are our gatherings terrific opportunities for our Heads to learn, collaborate, and have fun, they are major professional development opportunities. Sometimes I worry that Heads give ample chances to faculty and staff to grow in their jobs by getting out to seminars, conferences, and courses but pull back when it comes to themselves. Don't do it!
Make a resolution to be at the ESHA Retreat in 2019.
From ESHA President Elinor Scully
some quieter reflection. To me, this retreat seems perfectly timed in the school year and I always return to Langley refreshed and recharged. ESHA offers me a unique way to enrich my professional network of colleagues. Please let us know how we can support your leadership, we are always striving to add value as an association. Best wishes as you begin a new year!
Click on the program for a printable version.
Click here for an interesting piece from The Economist, "Copying Allowed: What other countries should learn from Singapore's schools."
Dane's Education Blog
iGen Generation - Born 1995-2012
Posted: 16 Aug 2018 05:12 AM PDT
If you, or your child, or your student was born anytime between 1995 and 2012 you/she/he is of the iGen generation— you know, the generation after the Millennials. You will want to read Dr. Jean M. Twenge's book iGen.
Filled with charts, statistics, and facts, her book, will amaze you at how iGens have moved beyond the technology and social media we think the Millennials own.
Here is a link to the many Appendices that supplement the book, and along with the book, here is where you will get a quick sample of what the author has compiled to help readers understand the iGen generation. Ironically, when you view this link, the first graph you will see is Figure 1.A. "8th and 10th graders' print media use." Hang on to your seat when you view this graph.
Coincidentally, NYTimes columnist Frank Bruni quoted Twenge in his Sunday Review column last Sunday, [She said] "Having to sit for more than a half hour or an hour doing one thing — that's gone by the wayside, and that concerns me as an educator and as a parent."
Here is one more link to her TEDx Talk. In her closing comment she states, "Let your phone be a tool you use, not a tool that uses you."
Thanks again to ESHA member Dane Peters for his fine work.