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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Watch, listen, vote, and "Let it Go"

The following message came from 1st Grade Teacher/Filmmaker Rosemary Nye (just as our weather was turning from frozen to springy):

Are you feeling "frozen" after braving the sleet and the rain? Wishing Mother Nature would just "let go" of all this crummy weather? Well, why not take a few minutes to check out Ryan Seacrest's #Let It Go Best Cover March Madness Contest? You'll find that our very own Elizabeth South has made it into the Top 25. To stay in the running, she needs our votes. Check out her cover of this Oscar winning song, and cast your vote(s) to keep her in the competition.

Click here for: Ryan Seacrest March Madness Contest

Click here for: ELizabeth South's "Let It Go" Video

Posted by in Other on Sunday March 9, 2014 at 01:00AM
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A drop of golden sun

Thanks to Teacher/Documentarian Rosemary Nye, our first grade film stars are back in action - this time with advice about how to be a kind friend, a good sport, and a welcoming person. Click here to see their newest 5-minute video.

Or here to see their last creation, an aid to memorizing their names.

Posted by in Lower School on Saturday November 30, 2013
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Nye's Ninjas return

Our Lower School teachers typically send weekly newsletters to the parents of their students. This week, 1st grade teacher Rosemary Nye sent a "Special Edition' video recap of the week. Click here to see the "Nye Ninjas" explain about reading, writing, 'rithmatic, and resources. Extra credit if you can watch without saying "awwwwwww."

Posted by in Lower School on Saturday October 26, 2013
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Safari Scouts strike again

The First Graders taught by Rosemary Nye and Carolyn Ramsey offered this super-cute video to help me learn their names. What a pleasure to screen it with them yesterday, answer some questions, and have them explain some of their jokes.

Posted by in Lower School on Thursday October 3, 2013
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