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
Upper School Counselor Lindy Frasher hosted a pair of meetings to share information, tools and resources to address stress, anxiety and depression.
Two dozen US parents discussed these issues with Lindy and two clinicians from Duke, Dr. Jennifer Holton and Liz McInerney (see below to learn a bit more about them).
Our US students also heard from those two clinicians and from Duke Senior Josh Hairston, who used a variety of strategies to leverage stress productively and ward off anxiety during his career as a college basketball player. As usual, our students were engaged and active in stretching the conversations beyond the assembly period.
Upon return to my office I found a well-timed email from my wife, suggesting that I share this compelling TED Talk on my blog. It's a great one: "How to …
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