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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Wondrous Advice

Fifth Grade Teacher Avery Goldstein recently challenged the Middle School student body to live up to the spirit of Wonder. Below are her remarks from the MS Community Meeting. Click here to see her slide show introducing the unique and wonderful 5th Graders.


At some point in your life, you will have a dream about being at school in your underwear – or worse.

Maybe it has already happened to you, and if so, you probably woke up with your heart racing, filled with terror. Why is that? Why is the idea of having no clothes on so scary to us, regardless of how old we are?

I think it is because showing up without clothes on would mean having everyone see us without the labels, symbols, trends, and logos that we want people to see so we fit in. Without those shields, we would be seen for…
Posted by in Middle School on Sunday September 29, 2013
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