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
As were many of our students, part of me was relieved about yesterday's snow day, as I hadn't done my homework.
Last night, Lee Hark was scheduled to lead DA's first-ever Alumni Book Club meeting at the home of alumna/trustee Jamie Spatola '00.
Jamie (a voracious learner who has written two books with her father and now writes for Mental Floss - click here to see a fun example) dreamed up the Book Club as a way to stir good conversations among our local alumni.
I keenly looked forward to the event but - amidst a busy few weeks at school - had failed to read the book.
Tension (along with trash-talking from Lee and Jamie) mounted as Wednesday neared. Should I lamely bail out? Should I read a few reviews online and fake it at the Book Club? Should I do as Alumni Board President Garret Putman …
Choose groups to clone to: