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  • Critical Conversations

    By Rafael del Castillo on October 26, 2012
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    On Difficult Conversations Even as we share successes and set goals as the school year begins, this is also a time of the year where we can begin to realize – students and adults alike – that we have the need for a difficult conversation or two. This may be needed between two students who are experiencing a relationship challenge,

  • A Timely Billboard Above SGS in 2010

    By Rafael del Castillo on October 13, 2012
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    SEATTLE GIRLS’ SCHOOL “VOICES FOR VOTES” RALLY Seattle, WA – On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Seattle Girls’ School (SGS)will host a voter awareness rally to encourage greater civic engagement and voter participation in the Seattle metropolitan area. This event will be held at Westlake Plaza around the lunch hour. To increase civic awareness in the upcoming election, SGS students are

  • Our Academic Vision

    By Rafael del Castillo on October 13, 2012
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    After attending this year’s ERB Conference, I was struck by the fact that educators, business professionals, leaders, and families are ALL asking the same question?  What should we teach and how should we measure outcomes? As we embrace new jargon like “21st century skills” or “design thinking” we will need to connect the classroom laboratories with leaders in business, non-profit

  • What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents

    By Rafael del Castillo on September 8, 2012
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    At SGS, we are proud of our parent-teacher partnerships; but did you ever wonder what teachers really want to communicate to parents in order to foster an honest, mutually respectful relationship? http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/06/living/teachers-want-to-tell-parents/index.html

  • Know Thy Students

    By Rafael del Castillo on September 8, 2012
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    In this touching article in Middle Ground, Bowling Green State University professor Angela Falter Thomas frets as her daughter starts middle school. When she taught in a middle school, Thomas prided herself on knowing her students by giving questionnaires at the beginning of the year and chatting between classes, at lunch, at assemblies, and after school. Now she wonders: –

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