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Putting Principles into Practice

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By Peter Kraft, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs Last fall, the entire Park Tudor faculty met during our Professional Development Day in October to discuss the foundational principles of “great teaching and learning.” Out of that meeting came a seminal document, the “Six Principles of a Park Tudor Education,” which helps articulate the outcomes we hope to achieve for our students and which undergirds many of the strategic and day-to-day decisions at the…

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Dr. Miller serves on independent school committees

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Dr. Matthew D. Miller is currently involved in two regional committees important to independent schools. The Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), of which Park Tudor is a member, has tapped Matthew to serve on the Search Committee to help identify its next president. Matthew is one of seven members of the committee, which is comprised primarily of fellow heads of ISACS member schools. In addition, Dr. Miller is co-chair of the Accreditation…

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NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute

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By Chris Holobek, 4th Grade Teacher at Park Tudor School In June, over 70 teachers and administrators (as well as parents and board members) from around the country descended on Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia for NAIS’s annual Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI). I was pleased and excited to be able to return to DLI for this intense week of leaning into discomfort, collaborating with new colleagues, and having the opportunity to share and learn…

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Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose and Park Tudor

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By Peter Kraft, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs This summer, the faculty read Daniel Pink’s Drive, a fascinating look at what motivates—and de-motivates—people. A best-selling author and former speech writer for Vice-President Al Gore, Pink examines what he terms the three “touchstones” of motivation: Autonomy Mastery Purpose Defined simply, autonomy is the ability of any worker—be it an employee in a Fortune 500 firm or a student at Park Tudor—to define important aspects…

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25 Factors Great Schools and Teachers Have in Common

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By Dr. Matthew D. Miller, Head of School (@MatthewMillerPT) I am heading tomorrow to Philadelphia for the annual National Association of Independent Schools Conference (NAIS). While seeing old friends and colleagues is an appealing aspect of the conference, it also offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about what other schools are doing, to hear from leading experts in the field of education and related fields of inquiry, and to discuss common opportunities for independent…

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