Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to: 

  • connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
  • share ideas about learning and human development;
  • spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy. 

Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing. 

Michael Ulku-SteinerHead of School 

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Phenomenal woman

Amidst their full calendars of well-planned lessons, DA teachers often make time to make current events relevant to their charges. This morning US English Teacher Naa Adom sent the following to her students and colleagues - a well-timed reminder of "The Power of One."

Dear All,
As you may have heard, Dr. Maya Angelou died yesterday at the age of 87. Many of you may know her as a poet, but she was a renaissance woman.
Do you love literature?
Well, then you should be humbled by her prolific output as a writer. She wrote seven volumes of memoir, three books of essays, and many books of poetry. She was the first poet since Robert Frost to deliver an inaugural poem.
Are you a scholar?
She was the recipient of over 30 honorary degrees and at one point, an administrator at the …
Posted by in Upper School, Other on Thursday May 29, 2014
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