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-Steiner, Head of School
Life in a school community that celebrates all facets of diversity (including the fullest range of political opinion) can be challenging. Today we found ourselves in a swirl of emotions and a poignant teachable moment.
Whether students felt joy and celebration or fear and frustration, our goal today was the same as always: to create safe spaces for all our students to learn from adults and peers and grow into their fullest selves.
This election, despite the divisiveness and negativity of its rhetoric, does not shake our bedrock commitment to interpersonal respect. The final paragraph of our Statement of Philosophy provides useful guidance:
Durham Academy believes that enhancing the spirit of community among faculty, students and parents is essential to the …
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