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Local Paper Features Maharishi School Seniors

Southeast Iowa Union “All Union Class of 2022”

The local paper has featured Maharishi School’s top two seniors for the class of 2022 to highlight for their accomplishments in the classroom, actives and the community. Lily Fenton and Dominic Dupoux were nominated and filled out a questionnaire that is attached below. Congratulations Lily and Dominic for all of your great successes!

Dominic Dupoux

maharishi school senior

Dominic Magnus Dupoux

 

Parents: Xavier Dupoux and Katie Eller

GPA: 3.92

Co-curricular activities: Robotics Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis Team

Community activities: Interact, Come to Supper

Future plans and goals: Administrator/sales executive for sustainable business

How will your high school experiences help you in the coming years? The experiences I’ve had with an academic and intellectually demanding curriculum have taught how to think critically and deal with dynamic workloads

Fondest memory of high school: My final year of robotics when my team spent the entire day at the district competition and got the highest score of the day.

Which teachers have had the biggest impact on you and why? The influence of my freshman year English and homeroom teacher, Mr. Corbett, gave mesenior robotics great insights into the kind of life I want to lead (intellectually stimulating, respectful of others, and filled with silent reflection and gratitude). My robotics teacher, Mr. Jones, has taught me what truly great leadership looks like, and encouraged me to challenge myself with new, albeit intimidating, opportunities.

Who is your role model and how did they influence you? Shristi Sharma. The hardest working person I’ve ever known, and yet always seemed to be in a positive mood. She was extraordinarily ambitious and yet also one of the most humble people I’ve known.

What is special about your high school? My high school is very attentive to the needs of its students. Not only is there a constant effort to communicate and improve, but there is an insightful understanding of what skills and qualities will matter the most when we are released into the world as adult citizens.

If you go back to when you were a freshman, what advice would you give yourself? Fail big. If you think you can just sit and wait and expect things to happen, you’re wrong. You must try. Even if it means you fall a mile short of your goals, by truly putting in the effort you will go so much further.

Lily Fenton

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Lily Fenton

Parents: Peter Fenton and Trish Fenton

GPA: 3.99

Co-curricular activities: President of Student Council, Captain of the Girl’s Tennis Team, National Honor Society, Yearbook creator, Maharishi School Beautification, Speech.

Community activities: Competitive dance at High Temperature Dance Academy, Interact, Big Fish Shark Tank Contest, TM for Girls Internship, National Society of High School Scholars, organizing Fairfield High School and Maharishi School to write letters to the nursing home during COVID

Future plans and goals: I would like to major in biology and double minor in dance and business. I would like to attend dentistry school and later do a residency in orthodontics to open my own business.

How will your high school experiences help you in the coming years? High school has been a time where I have been able to face and overcome my fears which have prepared me for college because I am now able to leave knowing what I am able to do and who I want to become.

Fondest memory of high school: On our annual camping trip, we started the tradition of the “Senior Prank.” As sophomores, we returned from a walk to find our tent missing. Our senior year, we put someone’s tent on top of our school bus.

Which teachers have had the biggest impact on you and why? Dr. Beall has shown that he has the biggest heart and truly cares about every one of his students.

Who is your role model and how did they influence you? My parents have set examples for me, provided a safe space and everything I need, and have created a solid foundation that I can now build upon in college.

What is special about your high school? My high school is remarkable due to the community. I have grown up at Maharishi School since I was three years old, and I have met and got to know amazing people.

If you go back to when you were a freshman, what advice would you give yourself? I would tell myself that everyone goes through their ups and downs, especially during high school. High school is a time to find out who you are as a person and who you want to become.

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Lily and Dominic at their senior prom

 

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Perseverance Propels Pioneers Tennis Team to 6-3 Win Over Mt Pleasant

Pioneer Tennis Report by Steve Briggs

pioneer tennis boys teamThe two remaining undefeated tennis teams in Southeast Iowa squared off at the Punj courts on a day when lobs were swallowed by low hanging clouds.

In securing the win, the Pioneers tore a page out “Winning Ugly,” a popular tennis handbook.
“Sometimes it’s not so pretty,” admitted Coach Briggs. “We battled hard to beat a team that doesn’t give you anything. Every guy on Mt Pleasant’s team hustles after everything on every point. I told the guys we’ll take winning ugly anytime over going down looking pretty. It was one of those matches where 1-6 we stayed committed. Every guy on the team won for us today.”
“One of our guys texted from class that he was really nervous,” smiled Briggs, “so before we took the court, I told the guys: ‘have some fun… we’re not going up against the Russian Army.’”
The meet had plenty of heroics… none more than the play produced by Pioneer junior, Zak Askar, the Pioneer Player of the Match.
“Zak’s a rookie but he played like a veteran. He’s only played four varsity matches, but he overcame gritty opponents in both singles and doubles (along with partner Ruimin Luo) to help seal the Pioneer victory,” said Briggs.
The Pioneers (4-0) put their undefeated record on the line against Fairfield HS on Thursday at the FF Middle School courts.

Singles  Scores

1. Ruimin Luo lost to Owen Van Sickel. 7-5, 1-6, 10-6
2. Zak Askar defeated Jake Ensminger. 7-5, 6-4
3. Polo Altynski-Ross lost to Levi Graber 6-1, 6-4
4. Jayanta Wegman defeated Tim Cam. 6-0, 6-1
5. Dominic DuPoux defeated. Elliot Cook 6-4, 6-4
6. Mekhi Kahui lost to Lou Schimmelpfenig. 6-0, 7-5

Doubles  Scores

1 Ruimin and Zak. Defeated Owen and Jake. 7-6, 6-4
2. Polo and Jayanta defeated Levi and Tim. 7-6, 7-2
3. Dominic and Mekhi defeated Lou and Elliot 6-4, 6-4

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Ten Tips for Teens

Spring is just around the corner and with that comes the year of our 2022 graduates. Where will this next chapter in their lives take them? We don’t know but it’s up to us to prepare them to the best of our ability for that journey. Being in your teens brings about a lot of changes, and they aren’t just in the body. The emotional change that occurs in the teenage years can feel unpredictable at times. That’s why at Maharishiteens middle school School we encourage our students to know themselves and think deeply. And we’ve made it our mission to do just that.

10 Tips for Teens

 

  1. Don’t be afraid to say “No,” and don’t be afraid to say “Yes,” either…                                                You get to determine how intentional you want to be with your decisions and  voice your opinions authentically.
  2. When in doubt, pay it forward…                                                                     If it seem like there’s an opportunity to help someone who is in need, do it.
  3. Life isn’t always fair, don’t waste your time lamenting it…           At times we can feel like a victim of life, but is that really true? See if you are able to shift your perceptive about the situation and move forward.
  4. Fall in love with yourself…                                                   Your friends may be talking a lot about what relationship their in, but the most important relationship you can have is with yourself. If you nurture a deep love for yourself, you will never break up. I promise!
  5. The journey is more important than the destination…           Life is a series of small moments, and it’s about learning how to focus on and enjoy the process rather than being wrapped up in the success at the end.
  6. It’s not being shallow to want to be happy…              There will be times that you need to take a step back and ask yourself if what you are doing is truly making you happy, or if you’re doing it for other people. It’s OK to be selfish with your self!
  7. Make attainable goals…       Having big, lofty goals can be really fun, but don’t forget to make smaller ones that you know can do easily. Otherwise that to do list will never get checked off and you’re left feeling defeated. Show up for yourself and get the small things done before you dream big!
  8. Hard work usually pays off…  If you want to accomplish your goals, be prepared to put the time and effort in that is needed to make that achievable. Know that things may not come easily but the reward for your hard work will be so gratifying.
  9. Don’t agonize, organize…                Don’t waste time over how difficult a big project is, use your organizing power to divide and conquer. Then it will be done much faster and with less stress.
  10. Exercise. Exercise. Exercise.       I’m not saying that you should be in the gym 24/7, in fact there’s so many ways to incorporate fitness into your day that has nothing to do with lifting weights. If you live close to where you need to go, walk there. On days when the weather is nice try riding your bike to school instead of driving. Getting your heart rate elevated for just 30 minutes a day trains your body to move oxygen and blood more efficiently and can lower your risk of health problems in the future.

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Our Alumni Are Everywhere!

How Our School’s Alumni Are Serving Throughout the Many Global TM Organizations

Look anywhere among the young teachers and administrators of the TM organization and you will find Maharishi Schoolalumni in front of school alumni. Whether as teachers, accountants, or digital marketing experts, they have played an indispensable role in bringing Consciousness-Based technologies to the world. Maharishi School alumni have held important positions in all of the following TM organizations and institutions:

• Maharishi School
• Maharishi International University
• David Lynch Foundation
• Maharishi Foundation
• Mother Divine and Purusha
• Maharishi Invincibility Institute,
South Africa
• Maharishi European Research
University, the Netherlands

And nearly all the alumni featured here continued their education at Maharishi International University. We’ll let them tell their own stories.

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Gyan, Hilary, and Genevra

Maharishi School helped me to discover who I was and what I wanted out of life. As a result, I was fearless in my approach to
exploring the world when I graduated.
Annie Falk Blecher

The following is only a small sample of the many extraordinary Maharishi School alumni who are working for TM organizations.eliana maharishi school alumni

Eliana Freeman (1999):

As an accountant at the Maharishi Foundation, I enjoy utilizing all my lessons from my time at Maharishi School—but especially the critical thinking I developed through studying the Science of Creative Intelligence. At the Maharishi Foundation, I enjoy the sense of community. Even more than that, though, I appreciate the overall kindness and mutual respect shared throughout the TM organization.

Gyan Shrosbree (1992), Genevra (Daley) Bell (2005), and Hilary Nelson (2003):

These three alumni are all teaching in the MIU Art Department. Gyan comments, “Maharishi School encourages and cultivates creativity and individuality. The small community allows students to be seen and to shine. This kind of confidence building from an early age is helpful in life and a good platform to draw from in working with students.”

Sarah Sica (2002):

sarah sica alumniSarah is Director of Programs for the David Lynch Foundation in New York City. “I feel lucky that my parents decided to move
to Fairfield so that my sister and I could attend Maharishi School. I loved being able to do asanas, pranayama, and TM twice a day with the rest of the School and that every subject was always connected back to our Self, and universal principles were seen across disciplines. As a TM Teacher, it’s gratifying to see people feeling better within just a few days of learning the technique. It’s such a simple and empowering tool to allow someone to connect with themselves again and lower the wide range of symptoms of stress. I feel grateful to have been able to do this work with the David Lynch Foundation these past eight years.”

Owen Blake (2008):

maharishi school alumniOwen is a Performance Coach for professional e-sport teams, teaching TM and a Consciousness-Based methodology for highest performance. He is researching the effects of TM on professional e-sport athletes for his PhD. “Attending the Maharishi School exposed me to so much knowledge about life and well-being that just isn’t readily available elsewhere. There
is a level of familiarity and comfort with Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness which helped me immensely as a teacher of the TM technique. This knowledge helps me live my life in a healthier and happier way and allows me to lead by example when teaching the TM technique.”

Kennidy Stood (2012):young alumni maharishi school

Kennidy taught TM in Los Angeles schools for the David Lynch Foundation. “Maharishi School gave me a strong foundation for practicing my own self-care and self-reflection, be it through TM or other tools I picked up along the way. This has helped me stay grounded and curious throughout my personal and TM-teaching journeys. Teaching through the David Lynch Foundation gave me the joy of connecting with some amazing school communities while also sharing TM and the perspective and calm it has brought me.”

Jeremy and Tasha Blitz-Jones
(1999):

Jeremy is a leadership coach and strategy consultant. Tasha is focused on teacher education and building a professional learning community of schools with TM programs. They teach TM in schools, companies, hospitals, and local TM centers.
maharishi school alumniTasha: “Maharishi School provided me with many years to familiarize myself with the experience of transcending and gain an understanding that consciousness is a primary paradigm. “ Jeremy: “Even though I’ve been practicing TM for over twenty years, the experience of teaching people TM continues to inspire me. People consistently report improvement in their ability to focus and an overall improvement in their quality of life. I am grateful to be able to share TM with others as part of my work.”

 

 

Annie Falk Blecher (2001):

Annie manages the business development for Community & Individual Development Association and the Maharishi Invincibility Institute in South Africa. She was previously based in Beijing and San Francisco with theCenter for Wellness & Achievement in Education, Stress-Free Schools, and the David Lynch Foundation. In 2005, Annie completed her BA in
Digital Media and her MBA in 2014 from MIU. She is a certified teacher of the TM technique.“Maharishi School teaches young people to believe in themselves. It helped me discover who I am and what I wanted out of life. As a result, I was fearless in my approach to exploring the world when I graduated. This helped to build my character, taught me how to solve problems, and prepared me to tackle new challenges in the workplace. The education at Maharishi School instilled in me the love of lifelong learning, a solution oriented mindset, and an insatiable interest in achieving the highest. Now I help provide this unique form of Consciousness-Based education for unemployed youth at the university level, and soon at preschool and high school levels starting early in 2022. It is deeply fulfilling to work with the TM organization in South Africa and contribute to the real transformation in other young people and ultimately in the whole nation over time.”

 

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Fast Facts About Our School

Maharishi School Fast Facts:

THE SCHOOLmaharishi school students
  • Independent boarding/day, Preschool-Grade 12
  • Rigorous and dynamic college preparatory classes
  • Single and mixed-gender classes
  • Boarding program for 9-12th grades
  • Intentional use of inner development programs: Transcendental Meditation and Yoga (2 times a day)
  • Discussion and project-based, interactive classes
  • Highly personalized and student-centered learning
  • Founded in 1975
THE CAMPUS
  • Shared campus with Maharishi University, 350 acres with facilities including Library, Fieldhouse, Recreation Center, organic grocery market, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts, Student Center.
  • A short walk from swimming, canoeing, and fishing at the Fairfield Reservoir, as well as walking and biking on the 16 mile Fairfield Loop Trail
STUDENTS
  • 180 students representing 30 countries
  • Over 75% percent of students receive financial aid
  • Preschool – 40
  • Lower (K-6) – 66
  • Middle – 24
  • Upper – 50
FACULTY
  • 44 faculty members (full and part-time)
  • 10 faculty or staff who are alumni
  • Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
  • Average Class Size: 12
ACADEMICS
  • Collaborative and project-based learning emphasis
  • Multi-level, mastery curriculum including honors courses and AP courses
  • Holistic Health Program includes twice-daily meditation and yoga for stress reduction and academic success
  • College Admissions course and college counseling support

 

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCESgirls who do meditation

Over 97% of graduates accepted to four-year colleges and universities of their choice. Recent colleges and universities include:

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Grinnell College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Middlebury College
  • St. Olaf College
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa – Honors Program
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland

 

ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPSsilly students
  • Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA)
  • Special Accreditation for College Preparatory Schools by the State of Iowa
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education
  • National Association for College Admissions Counseling
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Great Prairie Area Education Association
  • Enrollment Management Association
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education

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Message From Co-Head of School

School News from Dr. Richard Beall

news about maharishi school fairfield iowaDear Maharishi School Community,

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

With our hearts full of love for and from our students after this special day, I’m pleased to share some good news about Maharishi

School developments. Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium, our assembly hall, has two new additions to nourish our bodies and souls.

Fairfield resident Charlie Viola donated a beautiful grand piano, recently delivered all the way from Arizona. If ever there was a gift that will keep on giving, it is this asset to our music program. Here’s look at the instrument under the talented hands of music teacher Doug Daller. Just Imagine the possibilities (click to enjoy).

Second, many were excited by the unveiling of a new vending machine in the dining hall, a response long requested by students and staff alike. It’s stocked with healthy snacks and drinks, including some items for those who are not vegetarians. It’s available for middle and upper school students and our staff members. We’ll monitor its use in the next few weeks to ensure that it’s not disruptive to the school environment or to our students’ lunch nutrition, and to see which items are most popular.

Third, our Upper School Choral Reading group earned the honor of performing at this Saturday’s All-State event with the Iowa High School Speech Association. Only 5% of the students who enter the IHSSA’s Large Group competition get to perform at All-State, so we’re thrilled for these first-time participants.

Lastly, within a week, new Promethean boards will be installed in all of our classrooms! These touch-screen projection systems allow teachers and students to create and manipulate images and make learning even more interactive and engaging. We’ll soon share video of our teachers’ use of this new technology. They were obtained from federal Emergency Assistance for Nonpublic Schools (EANS) funds. 

I hope you all enjoy the warming weather and the upcoming Presidents Day three-day weekend. 

Best wishes for your health and happiness, 

Richard

 

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Maharishi School Nominated for All-State Speech Performance

maharishi school speechMeet the Speech Team

Every year the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) conducts a state-wide competition featuring performances that provide a snapshot of what resonates with teens, their teachers, families, and communities. The performance piece was put together at the beginning of January, by teacher and Maharishi School Alumni Loreena Hansen, who made the compilation script. A compilation script means that contained in this Choral Reading are lots of different paragraphs from current news articles, plays, novels, and poems that all work together to prove a thesis to the audience. The next step is putting that script into movement.

Among these performers are the six students in the Maharishi School Speech and Drama program members include; Jolie Gaquer (11th grade), Eva Rubio Quevedo (9th grade), Gabriel Roesler (11th grade), Daira Valls Blazquez (10th grade), Uma Wegman (9th grade), and Jace Wallace (10th grade).

Daira Valls Blazquez

Eva Rubio Quevedo

Gabriel Roesler

Jace Wallace

Jolie Gaquer

Uma Wegman

 

When the group finally got to show off their hard work and perform at Districts Competition, there were 10-12 other groups to compete against. Which the Maharishi School team qualified to move on up through. Then at State there are four more competitions and after that you can be selected to go to All-State which features a critic who will be selecting one group that is the winner.

At State competition you have to get a perfect score from every judge in order to be considered in the running to perform at All-State. We are very excited to announce that the Maharishi School team has the honor of being nominated to perform at All-State!

Congratulations to our Maharishi School Speech team on receiving an IHSSA All-State nomination in Choral Reading! They will be performing at the All-State Festival at Iowa State University in Ames on Saturday, February 19th. Make sure you keep following our social channels for more updates!

 

speech all state iowa“I’ll just say that I couldn’t have asked for a better first year on the job. My students, many of whom have never had experience in theater before, are exemplary performers and team mates. I couldn’t be more proud of them. I am so thankful for the invaluable advice from coaches before me and the support of the school. The honor of having this team perform at All-State is an unmatched feeling! ”

Drama and Speech Coach Loreena Hansen

 

 

 

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Private School Students that Do Yoga

Yoga Asanas

At Maharishi School the underlying message in all we do for and with our students is this: everything you need to succeed is alreadymaharishi school student doing yoga inside of you. Teaching students yoga and meditate is an integral part of this curriculum; these tools will serve them for a lifetime.

Twice a day, every day, Maharishi School students practice their yoga asanas, then settle down to meditate for ten to fifteen minutes before heading back into the activities of the day. In addition to physical stretching and toning, asanas are an excellent way for kids to relieve stress. Yoga helps students to be more aware of their breath, and how breathing in different ways can enliven or relax the physiology. It improves balance, coordination, and posture. Yoga brings awareness and energy to every part of the body and teaches kids how to relax and recharge by tuning in to themselves.

Students leave yoga and meditation settled and focused. Maharishi School teachers and staff also do asanas and meditate, which prepares them to give their best to their students each day.

 

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Boarding School that Teaches Meditation

Transcendental Meditation

To transcend, by definition, means to go beyond human limitations and to break boundaries. At Maharishi School, we teach you aA Maharishi School student practices Transcendental Meditation in Fairfield, Iowa. Photo credit Fotoveda. not feeling stressed meditation technique to break internal boundaries and to sink deep into yourself, to tap into your essence and live in a state of flow. Here, we believe that all parts of ourselves should be developed – the body, mind, heart and consciousness, and therefore the practice of TM® is required for all students. Our school day starts and ends with a few minutes of the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique.

Meditation Reduces Stress

When stress begins to melt away, that’s when the real self begins to emerge. At Maharishi School, we believe change begins within and we give you the tools needed to beat stress. We teach you how to transcend turbulence and to access that rich reservoir that is at the deepest level within.

TM® is a simple technique that is easily taught through one-on-one instruction by a certified teacher. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. More than 340 scientific studies have been published in leading journals showing its efficacy in all areas of physical and mental health. It’s garnered the praise of distinguished institutions like the National Health Institute, American Psychological Association, University of Michigan, and American University.

To learn more, visit www.TM.org.

 

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Service and Restorative Justice

Letter from the Middle & Upper School Director, Kaye Jacob maharishi school teacher restorative justice

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”

–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Greetings on this week that we commemorate the exemplary life of dedicated public service of Dr. Martin Luther King. I am pleased that one of our core values is Service, in conjunction with Respect, Responsibility, Solutions and, of course, Transcendence.

I had the privilege of chaperoning the Upper School winter formal Saturday night—and I was reminded once again about how amazing our students are: inclusive, friendly, fun-loving and so well-behaved! I do believe that nearly all of the upper school students attended, which is huge validation for their student council representatives who put hours into organizing and decorating for this event.  It is delightful to see how these students shine when they step into fancy gear!

Camaraderie and good will were equally apparent last week during our Founder’s Day festivities. Following an assembly celebrating the life of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, students were organized by “vertical pairs,” with an older student assigned to a younger one, for some creative collaboration—bridge building (literal and figurative) followed by a paper airplane contest.  Once again, the finest of our core values were on display, authentically and thoroughly, in this event.

This is a time (so the news tells us hourly) of unprecedented stress and anxiety for young people, who mirror what is projected by the adult community.   Sometimes anxiety is directed inward, in the form of depression—and sometimes it is literally “acted out” in the form of conflict with parents, teachers and classmates.

It is absolutely imperative that we remember the ultimate goal of all interventions to address or correct misbehavior or misdirected anxiety.

Always and forever, our efforts are intended to help children and adolescents learn and grow. We are committed to the process of Restorative Justice https://www.mindfulschools.org/inspiration/restorative-justice-in-schools-sel-in-action/, a practice that recognizes harm “as a fracturing of relationships, rather than something that demands punishment. A restorative justice process is a way to uncover true needs and heal relationships via meaningful accountability” (David Yusem, Mindful Schools, May 31, 2019).

When new teachers join our staff, we try to be sure they get a copy of Brand Weinstein’s book Hacking School Discipline, which provides practical examples of restorative practices in action. This is what he most recently posted on his Facebook wall:

“Discipline isn’t about making the kid feel bad…it is about helping build empathy and responsibility in the student so that they grow from it. Yes, I said GROW from it.”

Ironically, it is equally likely that good behavior can also come from a place of anxiety and depression, as students struggle to cope by ensuring that they never displease anyone, particularly the adults they love and respect the most.  It is good to keep in mind that these “GOOD BEHAVIORS” can also be signs of anxiety and depression:

 

restorative justice

 

Because we inadvertently reward “perfection” and achievement in this culture rather than genuine effort, we need to help students develop a “growth mindset,” as Carol Dweck has defined it, applied not only to academic achievement but to behavior and social-emotional learning:

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” ( Dweck, 2015).

This is especially relevant as we are approaching the end of the first semester—which means report cards and, for seniors especially, transcripts will be issued soon. Assignments are due for the first semester by tomorrow (Tuesday, January 18) since the new semester begins on Thursday this week. Teachers have been busy contacting students with reminders and updates—and of course special provisions are being made for students who missed school last week due to illness or quarantine.

Balance is warranted for all of us, as we recognize the strains under which students have been working this semester as well as the privileges of being able to attend school in person, with their real teachers (for the most part) throughout most of these past two years.  This is a great time to thank our amazing teachers for all they do on a daily basis to make sure that school is a safe haven, academically, socially and emotionally. 

Kaye Jacob

Academic Director / Head of Middle and Upper Schools

 

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