Reading List

Welcome to Summer everyone! I know we’re all spread out and relaxing (I hope). Edutopia just did a post about Summer Reading and I was wondering what everyone else was skimming through this summer.

These have been on my list for QUITE a while:

Work Hard, Be Nice – About the Kipp Schools (finished)
Imagine by Jonah Lehrer
The most recent Steve Jobs Biography (you know the one with his big face on it…and by that i meant the BIG BOOK with his face on it)
A World Class Education
Out of our Minds– Ken Robinson
A Whole New Mind– Daniel Pink (Reading currently)
Masterclass in Drama Education– MIchael Anderson
Outliers– Malcolm Gladwell (Reading)
Theatre and Education – Helen Nicholson


What about you? Reading anything good?


Theatre in our Schools Month

Dear Compatriots,

March is Theatre in our Schools Month as sponsored by the American Alliance for Theatre Educators. I just went to our regional mini-conference in Richmond two weekends ago. It was a really wonderful and inspiring gathering of people and i got to sit in on a great keynote by Theatre IV’s Founding and Artistic Director Bruce Miller and a few really wonderful classes.

Unfortunately there were few conference attendees and fewer non-arts classroom teachers (so much was geared toward cross curricular use of drama). But in honor of TIOS month, i thought i’d post up some Pro-theatre articles and just other things that i find interesting.

Fine Arts Project Based Learning Link

In the lower school we are having a meeting today about PBL. I dug around and found a list of some sample Arts projects. These links are from Buck Institute for Education’s website on Project Based Learning. Enjoy.

These are for drama:


For Music:


Arts General:

Tabs, Pages and Categories

Dear all,

I’ve done a bit of updating on our blog. If you go to our main blog page ( you’ll notice a few tabs. These tabs will take you to different pages that I’ve created.

Home- will take you back to the main screen

About- provides a brief summary of what kind of stuff to post

Strategic Plan- A review of the bullet points we are currently exploring/researching


If you take a gander to the right side of the blog, you’ll see some widgets. The first is a search bar (to search within our blog for terms or content). You’ll also see an archive and a few other things, the most important being Categories.

Categories are way to sort our posts according to Whose post it is and what Topic it covers. For instance this is categorized as Natasha and How to.

When you go to write a post (found on the left dashboard menu under POSTS) on the right hand side there is a section for Categories. Just click the one’s you’d like your post to go under.

Questions? Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail




Hello world!

Hey guys! Below is the initial welcome page for the blog: It’ll give you some basic information. I think the most important is PRESSTHIS link. That way if you come across any important information or relevant articles you’d like to post you can do so with the click of a button.



Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.

Here are some suggestions for your first post.

  1. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
  2. Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting  page you read on the web.
  3. Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can always preview any post or edit it before you share it to the world.