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
Paying it forward
Jeff Parkin, MS Counselor and one of the planet's gentlest souls, shared (with me and the Middle School Advisors) a great article from Sunday's New York Times. In a world of bickering polititians and fear-soaked media, "paying it forward" is something that ought to go viral.
“The people ahead of you paid it forward,” the cashier will chirp as she passes your food through the window.
Confused, you look ahead at the car — it could be a mud-splashed monster truck, Mercedes or minivan — which at this point is turning onto the highway. The cashier giggles, you take your food and unless your heart is irreparably rotted from cynicism and snark, you feel touched. Click here to see the rest of the article.
Image above from a quilt in the DA Preschool
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